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    HF turned Vase

    Well I went to run a errand a few days ago and came home to a box on the steps. It was from a friend of mine that I had met up in New York. She had sent me a oak burl. So a couple of days ago I put it on the lathe and starting slowing turning a HF. It was making a lot of creaking and cracking sounds so decided to go the saran wrap route. Worked pretty well but the top just imploded and the saran wrap did keep things from flying in all directions. So studied it for a bit and decided it was just to pretty so went the bowl route. My wife thinks it is just beautiful and so do I. It will go up on my mantle to be proudly displayed. It is 7 1/2" across and 4" high. Finished with one coat of AO to pop it and several light coats of lacquer.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Cathys Bowl 1.jpg   Cathys Bowl 2.jpg   Cathys Bowl 3.jpg   Cathys Bowl 4.jpg   Cathys Bowl 5.jpg  

    Bernie W.

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    It is a beautiful piece of wood. Nice save, Bernie.

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    Amazing wood. Nice job Bernie
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    Great save on a great piece of wood.I've only had the opportunity to turn one piece of oak burl, but i loved the look of it. Some day i'll find some more and i can't what till the day i do.

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    Beautiful piece of timber.
    Great save Bernie.

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    Thanks for the comments. This thing has a little of everything going. Thankfully a little saran and CA held it together to the finish.
    Bernie W.

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    I must have been slept through the "saran" class as I don't ever remember reading anything about using it on a turning. Care to share Bernie? Or point me to somewhere to read up on it?

    I really like the way this piece looks. To have a piece like that survive shows real talent as far as I'm concerned.......Nice job Bernie!

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    Bernie, that is a nice save. Very beautiful wood.

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    Real pretty wood, Bernie. The form doesn't really do much for me, but considering it was a save, I'm sure you did the best with what you had.
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    Thanks again. Yep Vaughn the form is different than I wanted but had to do what the wood would give me. I think any other form would have been a disaster.
    Bernie W.

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    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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