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Thread: Small Maple Burl Turnings

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    Small Maple Burl Turnings

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Nice stuff, Thomas. That's some sweet-looking burl. Any more details? Size, finish, etc?
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    I'm sure that lidded box was a high risk project. One catch, go bye-bye. I like both. Can you put something in the picture to give us an idea of scale/size?
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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Thomas those are some fine turnings. Nice job.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    North Ogden, Utah
    That's are some great pieces. That's also some awsome burl. Nice work!

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    Sorry for the lack of detail and scale. Both pieces are about 3 1/2" tall. They are finished with a soaking in Watco Danish Oil, and buffed with the Oneway Buffing System.

    Both pieces were hollowed with a proforme straight hollower. The little vessel has an undercut top and is about 3/16" thick. The box is a little thicker to account for the fit of the lid.

    I'm not really happy with the form on the little vessel, however, the figure in the wood just pops. The lidded box is going to get rechucked as I want to taper the sides a bit and have a smaller bottom. I have about 1/8" to work with to keep the sides thick enough to not crumble. I tried to put a little detail on the top of the lid, but I was trying to do this with it fit on the box with the box chucked. I finally gave up and now have an excuse to get some cole jaws anyway.

    Thanks for looking!


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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Those are really nice, thanks for the extra info, good luck on the rechuck!
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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Texas-The Greatest State
    Thanks for showing them, I think they look really cool.

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