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Thread: Maple burl turning

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Palm Springs, Ca

    Maple burl turning

    Yesterday was the first time I have turned maple burl wood - still green - turned very smoothly actually

    Picture 1-2 show the left over of cutting the blank for the lathe - will probably go to the firewood pile - dragging my feet I hate to waste it but I do not turn small stuff.

    Picture - 3-4 show the rough out flare neck vase - turned to finish - needs sanding and drying time - approx 1/8 thick - you can tell if you look at the neck in the pictures as you can see light thru it - not shown is that i did turn down the base to a 3/4" nub and wrapped it for the night (ran out of time again) - ill probably put a coat of sanding sealer on it and bag it to dry slowly inside - I used my Monster hollowing rig with a 3/4 adapter and tooling for this one.
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    Last edited by Dan Mosley; 01-01-2011 at 03:00 PM.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Dan looking good. Make sure you show this one when you get it finished, as i'm sure it's gonna be one cool looking piece.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Very fine. And, yes, I can see the light.
    Looks like a much used (meaning much loved) lathe. What kind is it?
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Looks pretty good Dan.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Abq, NM
    Interesting form. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece!

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