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    Root Burr

    Another bit of Root with a split personality, not a curly shaving in site just a shop full of cocoa coloured dust.
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    Very nice, Chas. I enjoy turning pieces of wood like this...you never know what you're going to find until you get inside them.
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    How big is that Chas? I can't wait to dig into that kind of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    How big is that Chas? I can't wait to dig into that kind of thing.
    Jim it's 140mm dia X 120mm high. (5-1/2" dia. X 4-3/4" high.)
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    Gnarly little rascal there.....Nice job on a (probably) very challenging piece. What Kind of wood is that?

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    Wood unknown Michael, general consensus when discussing it with the Donor was that it was a root burr and originated in Australia as far as he knew. This is a scrap, looks as though the outside surface was subject to fire damage, forest fire maybe?
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    Such a beautiful piece.

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    Beautiful piece Chas. That is what I love about wood. You never know what lurks inside.
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    I have a couple pc's of root or root balls - I have never turned any and now you got me thinking about trying it out. At first I would have thought it had to many knots-cracks-etc......but if its holds together like yours did it may come out nice looking.................either way yours looks great............
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    Yes Dan, a bit of caution regarding the potential to launch is needed, I had to use a small ring faceplate to hold this for the bulk of the turning/hollowing, not sound enough for a simple spigot.
    One feature/occlusion, whatever, went pretty well through half of the piece, a generous dose of CA to bond the included bark and bridging of the odd risk area with some bonded dust and coffee grounds works wonders in keeping things all together.
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