Robbie Graham

Shears

Shears Height: approx: 350mm Wall thickness: about 10mm The piece is turned from a very old Pohutukawa tree (NZ Christmas tree) and has wonderful black streaks running through the timber. The legs are old sheep shearing shears, which my Father-in-law was throwing out and as I'm a bit of a hoarder and thought they would come in handy one day, as you do!!! They did come in handy as you can see and as luck would have it only three of the blades were any good. The band is turned as part of the piece but I wanted it to look as if was rusty steel to match the rusty blades. I spent a bit of time designing this piece because the idea started with the shears and had to work out what type of vessel would suit the three blades. It was a fun project and think it all came together in the end. Comments and critique welcome

Shears
Robbie Graham, Sep 7, 2010
    • KurtB
      The contrast between the rusted and polished surfaces is amazing! Shear beauty! ;)

      Turning of the Week, 10-04-10
      AAW Home Page Photo
    • Rick Crawford
      Hi Robbie, and congrats on a very well deserved turning of the week!

      Modern Masters is another manufacturer of the patinas here in the States.

      Smiles,
      Rick
    • Robbie Graham
      Thanks you Kurt for the home page photo as It's a great honor.
      Also thanks to all who took the time to comment, makes you feel as you have achieved something with a new idea.
      Cheers,
      Robbie
    • Terry Scott
      Congratulations mate great piece
    • Robbie Graham
      Thanks Terry.
      Cheers, Robbie
    • JoWinter
      Hi Robbie,
      a great idea this combination and the adaption with the band made rusty. I like that very much.
      Jo
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