domenica 30 dicembre 2012

Scotano - Sommaco



Rhus cotinus, or Cotinus coggygria, knowing in Italy like a  "Scotano" o "Albero della nebbia" o like "sommacco" (Trieste side), family trees: anacardiaceae.

It's a small tree and this is the wood it came out:







it's around 4" large and 3 " high..
Cheers!

Elm Bowl Day Two

Second day full immersion on elm bowl job..
finish inside bowl, waxed piece have show a couple of annoying line,
due too not so good turning...
and sanding as well...
to do a good job i believe i need a S Line ToolRest, 
that allowed me to get very close to the wood while working the inside of the bowl...  
Guide much better the 16 bowl gouge...

IT's pity becouse those line inside the bowl are really an eyesore...

however i'll wait some days before finish cutting the hold chuck...

The bowl is 16" diameter - 7 1/2 high

produced at least 4 hour of good domestic fire chippings...

                                               
                                                                      Thick 1 cm









                                                                           Details





Cheers

giovedì 27 dicembre 2012

Elm Bowl Day One


First day for this work, a bowl made by chinese elm, a beautiful tree gow up close to Appennino Mountain, around 40 years ago, been cut for some reason unknow to me.
His destination was domestic fire, i could take just one cuttedTree, the other 4 has gone.

Has fantastic colors, showing typical fiber elm....
Couldn't have really good finish close rings protruding,
but line came out i like a lot,
have a lot of sanding, in both direction
but no way to clean the surface very fine, Wood are Not so dry..
I reised his hair,
and difficolt clean after this deep tears...even few, they show like gold in a swamp..
i really like this line!
Finish Outside with Wax....








Cheers..


martedì 25 dicembre 2012

It's Been always the same Christmas













                                                  I filled in gaps with some cherry's resin


I like a lot used Wood Resin to fill in cracks and voids....
you just have to heat it until it becomes tender,
then use Epoxy glues to fix it...
And then sandpaper to leveling to Wood.

Cheers And Merry Christmas!

sabato 15 dicembre 2012

Details


Well, Well...Well..

15 december, it's 35 years...



                                                                 
                                                                 Elm Wood Plate
                                                With barks and WoodWorm Hieroglyphics


                                                 
                                                              Box Elder - Aquarium





Box Elder - Reflected Duck





Apricot - SomeWhere


                                                             
                                                       Wood came from a dead plant
                                                              cut in november 2009




                                                           Sugar Maple - Got some spalted
                                                 Plants unfortunatly cut healthy not by me
                                                      Found it on friend garden cut in 2009


                                                                      What a world


                                                               Im clear lookin' a Bride


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Cheers................................................................................................................Paolo.......35.

martedì 11 dicembre 2012

HomeMade VideoMaking


Here first video i made in which i tried to put togethere two of my Great Passion

WoodWorking and GoodMusic........

it's my first attempt...




Finally i got in touch again with a very good friend of mine,

a Man named "Michele Massoni"...
From Marche Region......................

He is a very nice Man...
he was my university pal when i was studing Archeology and ancient arts in Ravenna..
he was able to finish college,
i couldn't forget him,
Internet make easy keep in touch people..........

I don't know if he'll like Sirata Song,
but he has a very good taste in music...

Last time i met him was around 2002...

After ten years of foggy time i decide to show me up to old friends...

Why?...........

i can't say...........


Drinking some red new Wine made By Parride,
My Superb WoodWorking Teacher...

going to bed becouse make this video
sucked me a lot of energy..........

And tomorrow a "Settimino" called me...


Cheers

Paolo

lunedì 10 dicembre 2012

End of Watch

My time inside the Shop have came to an End...

A couple of month ago i found a place where parking my WoodWork...

It was free to expose my stuff, the ShopOwner didn't charge anything to me, but the agreement was that, when  the Owner will get someone who rent his place i have to move out.
Very reasonable

And now he have found someone who took it starting with new year...

My time in here is came to an End...


                                      
                                         This is made with Elm and Black Walnut
                                                               And Black Poplar
                                                          And Purplehearth knobs                                                                          it's 110 cm largo - 190 cm high
                                                               43" Large  -  75"  high

                               
                                            
                                                   





                                                Big pieace of olive wood from South Italy
                                               Which is quite different from the North part of Italy..


                                 The South Italian Olive Wood have different background colours
                                                   Sometimes took a pink, some red, orange..




                                                       Really hard wood, and dense




                                                        Small library made with Elm




                                                            That is italian Plane Wood
                                                                 Top table textured


                                                                     But below much


                                              Then Bubinga top table made with Three pieces
                                                    i pick up from a closed home sowmill....
                                                They have this lumbers since 1998....
                                                           bought to build wooden stairs
                                                  remained unsold until i reached there I


                                                    Really big pieace, 82 cm diameter....



                                                 Amazing colours, wood that reflects a lot the light
                                                                                    Changing the shades



                                                             Cheers  
                                                                               Paolo...........