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    Got some turnings off the lathe this week

    Got a few turnings off the lathe this week.

    Maple Burl Bowl




    Figured Maple Bowl




    This platter looks like maple burl but it isn't. It had a very spicy smell when I turned it. The seller I bought it from told me it is marble wood. A search for this species indicated this is not a species name but a reference to the burl. Soooo




    And the last one is not really a turned piece but thought I would throw it in for good measure. It's a nameplate for our house. The Mandarin Ducks were done by my good wife and the lettering by yours truly. Symbolism abounds; the mandarin ducks mate for life, the reeds stand for, well my name in pronuciation and of course the water fowl habitat and finally the light green reed represents my daughter - stay with me on this folks - whose name Nina means new leaf in Japanese.


    Thanks for looking and sorry for the long post.

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    Hey Alex, those look really great!

    please bring one or two along for the symposium next week!

    Cheers!
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    i like the burls! pretty stuff.
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    Alex, those burls are beautiful

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    Alex, I'm just blown away by those burls! They are gorgeous, and you did a great job of showcasing them.!

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    Alex,

    So there I was, all drugged out from dental surgery, and out of habit I clicked on those pictures. At first, I thought I was dreaming. I even told Doorlink I must be hallucinating... Things that cool could only exist in an alternate reality...

    Now that I am (relatively) sober, all I can say is: those are some of the most beautiful pieces I've seen in a long time!

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Alex, those are very nice. What's not to like about burls and figured wood?

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    That is some fine work. I like them all, but really like that burl platter!

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    Fine work on all of them !!!

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    Thanks all for the comments. I like to say good cooking starts with fine ingredients. And yet it always seems like I don't do enough so I'm trying to get my nose to the grindstone and do more.

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