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Applewood blank mounted on lathe for rounding off (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Design drawn out on rounded blank (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Half round scraper used to create basic profile proportions (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Blank removed from lathe to enable mounting in chuck (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Mounted in the chuck with the tailstock now redundant (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Now in chuck, the boat takes shape (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Weight removed from bowl end before cutting into waist (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Proportions finalised (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Base defined and body sanded (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Bowl cut to depth (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Pearwood blank mounted between centres (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Reduced to ¼” diameter for lid hinge (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Pearwood hinge attached to prepared oak lid parts (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Detail of hinge and lid with brass pin removed (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Oak lid predrilled to allow pinning to bowl (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Pearwood knob being finished in chuck (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Knob primed and sanded (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Completed boat primed and sanded but still held in chuck (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Undercoat applied and rubbed down (Photo: Phil Neal)
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View into boat showing bare applewood (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Completed boat with lid joined and hinged (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Knob still attached to its blank for support whilst gilding (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Knob in place on gilded lid (Photo: Phil Neal)
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Spoon turned from pearwood and gilded, with hand carved bowl (Phil Neal)
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Gilded and varnished (open) (Photo: Sally Harper)
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Loading the censer before the Procession of the Holy Name, September 2011 (Photo: Andy Brice)