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    elm burl

    My apologies to those of you who've been forced to look at these photos on other forums.

    This is a little elm burl that I scavenged from my tree guy's lot. I started this piece without a plan and finished up the same way! It's about inches in diameter and finished with BLO and wipe-on poly.

    Comments, criticism, and suggestions appreciated.
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    David, this is a gorgeous piece. I like it a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David E Keller View Post
    My apologies to those of you who've been forced to look at these photos on other forums.

    It's about inches in diameter and finished with BLO and wipe-on poly.
    Exactly how many inches is that?
    Seriously that has got to be the (most naturally) coolest piece I've ever seen. The more I look at it, the more I like it. Plan or no, that's awesome!

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    I like it too, David. I'm generally not crazy about pieces with voids, but I like this one. It looks mysterious.
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    WOW!
    That one is a real beauty.
    Love the grain and coloring.
    Well done.
    Reminds me a bit of a Hershey Kiss.

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    Shaaa-zam! You nailed that one, David. I love the bag o' sand form. Hard to get right, but you did, in my opinion. Great work. Isn't improvisation fun?
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    Very very nice.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael james View Post
    Exactly how many inches is that?...
    Sorry... It's about 6 inches in diameter.

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    Beautifully done. Nice work
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    That is a beautiful piece David. The wood has some great color.
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