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    just for fun

    I know I'm not been real active here of late. Between working all the time, and this puter on it's last leg not sure I can post pics but I'm gonna try. This is a piece of cherry burl, 5 x 4 that I ruffed out about 3 months ago. Turned it yesterday, not having any idea what It would become but this is what it wanted to be I guess.Click image for larger version. 

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    That's fantastic! I'm glad it wanted to be that because its really nice.

    Love the shape, not entirely sure what it reminds me of but it works really well with this piece.

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    WOW, That is nice
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    Very nice piece!
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    This is great! I like the shape you did with it. I don't think it could get any better!

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    As always, you make something out of everything! Beautiful work bud!
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    Looks like it wanted to be beautiful and hold M&M's!!

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    It wanted to be dressed to the nines!

    Enjoy,
    JimB
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    That sure is pretty... better than anything I could do.

    People who work with mesquite (me for only a few months now) often fill voids (like the cherry burl sap pockets) with black or other epoxy. Have you (or any others on the forum) considered epoxy fill on woods other than mesquite?. After it is filled and cured, it turns and finishes fine.
    Charlie Plesums, Austin Texas
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    Thanks all. This like I said was just to get me back out in the shop, and get rid of a little stress. Charlie I've used different kinds of fill on a number of pieces. My normal fill material is key shavings, though I've used other stuff also. On this I just wanted to leave the cracked look as some times I just like it.

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