July 2020 archive

My taste of Asia

Ash hollow form with an oriental style finial lid. Coloured with intrinsic colours and I used ebonishing lacquer on the finial and base. Finished with Hampshire sheen gold embellishing wax and gloss wax.

Mark Wallington taste of Asia challenge

Bowl with Shou Sugi ban exterior and painted and carved rim and interior. Finished with lacquer

Cherry blossom rice bowl

Very punky piece of acacia and very much a trial and error piece. Background black gesso, fixed outline sticker in the panel, then painted on the cherry blossom and leaves with iridescent paint, finally stipple effect with gold iridescent paint over the black and black over the gold. Not happy with the painting, so back …

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Taste of Asia

Sculptural Vase taking inspiration from the work of Mark Sanger.

Essex Honey Dipper :)

2 part Oak under the guild, sapele base burnished finish to the dipper.

07/20 Ian’s Honey dipper

Here is my honey dipper for the July challenge, had some issues getting the photo to upload (hence not a great pic)

Asian Challenge done in Pens

Thought I would do something different – so many bowls, so three pens in Asian Wood.

Asian inspired Square Bowl

First attempt at a square bowl with lidded box.. Although I thought it was finished I then decided to spray underside with HS Black Laquer… I iike the effect. I Learned a lot with this piece …jam chuck creation, reverse chucking ( tapered sides of box wouldnt hold in dovetails), ripped out of a recess …

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asian style honey pot

Made of ash, pot with lid , finished in oil, acrylic Japanese lettering ,translates as woodturning 360, (wife helped me with the lettering)

Dippy duo

My submission of honey dippers, each is about 6″ long. The one lying down is Beech and made from an old chair leg. The other is, I think, Elm and has been repurposed from a broken spinning wheel.

My version of a rice bowl

turned in oak, coloured with sky blue (made darker by the oak) and then coated in electric blue embelishing wax. Lip is honey, then the whole thing coated in high gloss. Unfortunately the bowl has cracks and splits but this has added some great patterns

Chinese Yin Yang Bowl

81/2D x 2 inches Walnut and Maple Shellac, Yorkshire Grit and wax The glue-up was a good challenge!

July Honey Dipper Challenge

Thanks to Lucky the dog for the approval, but here is my first challenge submission!

Tast of Asia

Nothing specific just an Asian influence, made from Yew so the usual cracks have been infilled with copper finished with lacquer

Honey dipper/drizzler

Beech and sanded

Japanese bowl another view

Inside

Japanese noodle bowl

Based on hand painted mass produced artisan bowl

Asian Donkey feeding bowl

Those Donkeys cant get enough of those Ramen noodles:-)

Asian inspired copper wash Ramen dish

Lime finished with sky blue, dark blue, black and white Intrinsic colours with silver wax.

Honey dipper and bowl

My contribution to the two monthly challenges. Honey dipper, my first, from a scrap piece of popular, finished with mineral oil. The bowl is a take on Martin’s bowl last week. Outside is complete. Black gloss paint and iridescent green and blue paint “sea grass”, then Hampshire sheen gloss over the top. Wood is 6” …

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Japanese inspired honey dipper

This is my Japanese inspired honey dipper which I’ve styled to match Nigel’s honey pot. It is made from Wild Mango and finished with Danish Oil, with some HS black intrinsic colour and gold embellishing wax on the Japanese pagoda inspired tip.

Japanese themed Honey pot and matching dipper

This is my take on a Japanese, pagoda themed honey pot as a joint challenge with Alison’s honey dipper. It has a Japanese symbol which represents honey, pyrographed into opposite sides. The wood is Ash and has been coloured and finished using Intrinsic colours and Hampshire Sheen gloss wax. Gold embellishing wax has been used …

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Onion with a hat!

This is my take on a Japanese, pagoda themed honey pot as a joint challenge with Alison’s honey dipper. It has a Japanese symbol which represents honey, pyrographed into opposite sides. The wood is Ash and has been coloured and finished using Intrinsic colours and Hampshire Sheen gloss wax. Gold embellishing wax has been used …

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Hsun-ok

Here is my submission for the “Taste of Asia” challenge. It is based on Burmese (Myanmar) lacquerware, specifically the Hsun-ok, a Buddhist offering vessel.

Honey dippers di do dah

A couple of honey dippers. Not sure of the wood type, they were made from an of cut from a door frame. Sanded to 400grit sealed and finished with Hampshire Sheen Danish Oil.

Challenge

Small boxwood Honey Dipper.

Dibber or Dipper? How about one of each? ??

Beginers challenge for July: plain one is from Ash with a little Danish oil too finish Other from cherry, this time with a little “bee” coloured beading and a honey pot atop.

亞洲的味道 အာရှတစ်အရသာ

“A taste of Asia” …inspired turnings ?⛩ Oriental Square box from Beech, Ash and Ekki finished with Yorkshire grit and Danish oil. (This piece nearly didn’t happen, it left the lathe on two occasions! ? broke a mortise, cracked a wing. After fixing this it did it again, so after moving on to something else …

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Rice bowl & chopsticks

My wife requested a small bowl, with Jo Sonja iridescent paints, which was just what I needed for the “taste of Asia” the chopsticks were surprisingly interesting to turn!

Dipping into the cloister

A little joy from the US. The maple came from a baseball bat off-cut. Finished with walnut oil. And a little bourbon in the honey for that morning after… My first dipper, showed me that I’m missing a tool, a narrow parting tool to be exact. Added to the ever growing wish list.

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