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Thread: Ramone Burl

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Pickles Gap, Arkansas

    Ramone Burl

    That's what it was labeled anyway... it looks like Maple to me, but this little chunk of wood was very heavy and dry as a desert bone. The dust was very irritating to my eyes and nose. It is definitely not Maple. It was hard on the bit in my boring bar, too, as I had to sharpen several times before the hollowing was done. My first experience with this wood. Comments, suggestions, critiques all welcomed.

    If you have a pulse you have a purpose...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Beautiful. It is amazing how you managed to keep the mouth opening intact.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Awesome piece, Mark. I agree with Mohammad...I like the fact that you were still able to define the mouth despite the gaping hole in the side.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Yep I agree, awesome piece Mark Not being a turner I can't understand why that it didn't blow into lots of pieces with the side hole and the opening you made so close together Glad it didn't because it really looks good

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Mark your work is always amazing but my favorite is still this one.

    I just cannot get that image out of my head. Its the cover of a nice thick art book on turning for the coffee table.

    Between you Vaughn and Chas and a few others i cant think of right now i think a great book of images could be composed for printing.

    Hey guys even a calendar. These pictures are art on their own.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Central Illinois
    First thing, start using an enclosed face shield with filtered air. It doesn't matter what wood is causing it, you are alergic. That stuff can kill ya! Don't mean to be so sharp, but WE want you around and not having to go through all the treatments caused by not using one.

    I didn't use one at first. but after having a little trouble with some of the exotics I love, I bought one. Now I won't turn without it.

    Now to the good part. That HF is OUTSTANDING!!!

    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Amazing Mark, beautiful
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Upper Cumberland, TN
    Incredibly beautiful.
    As a newer turner I wonder, how many pieces with voids did you destroy while practicing your technique? Any tips?
    I love making wood spin while I poke it with sharp metal objects.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    Wonderful work.

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