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    Ugly TN oak

    This is a burl a friend brought over last weekend. It was really old, dry, and half rotten.Tryed to turn it that day,but it was just falling apart. So i took and mixed up some white glue and water and covered it in this mix. Let for a couple days, and remounted and this is what it became. 7x 4 or there abouts. Finish is just teak oil. Thanks
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    Wow...great save Steve. Great looking bowl.
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    That looks great. I love oak burl the way the grain twists and spirals around. I've got an oak that needs to be cut and the bottom I think is going to be burl! I hope it only looks half as good as this one.

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    Great execution on a pretty piece of wood, Steve!
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    Ugly TN oak

    It may have started out ugly, buy it ain't ugly anymore. Nicely done, Steve.


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    That's not ugly... love to get my hands on woods that are that "ugly".... nice form and nice save.
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    That's some really nice ugly ya got there!

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    I'm buying 50 gallons of white glue so I can make beautiful bowls for all of my friends and relatives.

    Great bowl.

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    great piece of oak.. now how does the glue work and finsih it? seems like the glue would mess with the finish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    great piece of oak.. now how does the glue work and finsih it? seems like the glue would mess with the finish?
    I think it acts to stabilize the wood. With it thinned the mixture soaks into the wood and hardens it.
    Last edited by John Daugherty; 05-19-2013 at 04:21 PM.

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