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Steve Doerr
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Shield of Honor
Oct 11th, 2017 at 3:43pm
 
Shield of Honor is a decorative wall hanging turned from a piece of cherry burl.  I used antique gold gilder’s paste in the center of the turning.  It is 18” in diameter and is 2 “ thick at the center and ¾” thick at the rim.  I chose the name because it reminded me of an old warrior’s shield that had seen lots of battles.  C&C welcomed.
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Reply #1 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 8:29pm
 
I'm sorry to say Steve, but this isn't my type of turning. Personally, I don't care much for this type of turning, you did get a great finish on it though. And in my opinion, I think you used a bit to gilders paste. Did you do a wipe-back of the excess paste, or was this the look you were going for?
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Re: Shield of Honor
Reply #2 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 8:58pm
 
Len, not a problem.  We each have styles that we like and don't like.  That's what makes the world go around.  Otherwise everything would be exactly the same.

As far as the gilders paste, I originally had the center painted black and was only going to have the spiral gold.  But did not like the way it looked.  So I went ahead and made the whole center gold.  So, my plan "B" was to have the center the gold, like it is.
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Reply #3 - Oct 12th, 2017 at 12:29pm
 
I like it  Thumbs Up Perhaps a newbie question here, how did you make the spiral perfectly even in the center?
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The pointy end goes into the wood.
 
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Re: Shield of Honor
Reply #4 - Oct 12th, 2017 at 1:14pm
 
Thanks Eric.  I used the Sorby Spiraling System to create the spiral pattern.  This was the first time I used it in one of my turnings.
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Reply #5 - Oct 12th, 2017 at 5:45pm
 
Not my type of turning either!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply #6 - Oct 13th, 2017 at 11:18am
 
I like it and like the spiral effect in the center.
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Re: Shield of Honor
Reply #7 - Oct 13th, 2017 at 7:56pm
 
I really like it!  Beautiful wood and beautiful work.  I would like to look into the spiral tool.
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Re: Shield of Honor
Reply #8 - Oct 16th, 2017 at 7:42am
 
Nobody cares if it's not your type of turning. If you can't appreciate somebody's art work then just keep quite.
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Re: Shield of Honor
Reply #9 - Oct 16th, 2017 at 2:14pm
 
Thanks Mike. 

When someone ask for C&C (comments and critic) they are asking people to make suggestions on what could have been done differently that might improve the turning or what they liked about the turning. The C&C is an opportunity for other turners to give guidance that will help make the original poster a better turner.
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Re: Shield of Honor
Reply #10 - Oct 18th, 2017 at 12:03pm
 
Steve,

I like it.  You have some wood there with character.  I think I would have carried the gold color into another ring, but maybe in a subtle way.  You have respected the wood.  For that I like it

I have attached my wall turning "Georgio" here (made of very plain ash). It is not favored by many, but I found it a lot of fun as I tried different embellishments to get different results.  I may have taken mine too far...  Roll Eyes
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Re: Shield of Honor
Reply #11 - Oct 18th, 2017 at 12:22pm
 
Your's is interesting Tom.  I like the cogs and the symbols you have associated with each cog.  Is there a hidden meaning to the symbols.  I also like the orange "cracks" and the drips.  How did you do the drips--string?  The center is well done as well.  I'm not sure about the blue and white, but it is growing on me.  As I look at it more, the center reminds me of an eye looking out at you like in some sci-fi movie Cheesy.
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Reply #12 - Oct 18th, 2017 at 3:17pm
 
Steve -

The "letters" around the outside are my interpretation of an alien language.  The turning is 22" diameter and about 2 inches thick (heavy).  the cogs have more yellow/orange colors showing thru a crackle finish (see addn'l photo).  The drips are made with bailing wire, and diping it successive times into that rubber coating material you can put on tool handles. I then coated the drips with a high gloss clear finish.

There is a lot of details that are lost due to the size of photos one can post, but I think you get the idea here. Thumbs Up


Oh, and the name is in regards to Georgio Tsoukalos - the Alien hunter guy with big hair  Cheesy Shocked Grin
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Steve Doerr
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Re: Shield of Honor
Reply #13 - Oct 18th, 2017 at 4:03pm
 
Tom,
I have to say that your turning, "Giorgio," definitely conveys a alien interaction.  I had never heard of Giorgio Tsoukalos and had to look it up.  I remember reading as a kid about how some people associated some of the ancient artwork located at various place on the earth were created by aliens. 
Job well done.
Steve
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Re: Shield of Honor
Reply #14 - Oct 18th, 2017 at 7:34pm
 
Chill  Mikey............    Just    Lenn  &  my   opinion........
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