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Thread: Manzanita burl HF

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Brookhaven, Ms

    Manzanita burl HF

    OK, so I'm a glutton for punishment. Or I let enough time pass from the last time to forget how much "fun" this stuff is to turn. Hacked and beaten into submission at 5 1/2" diameter by 7" tall. Buffed Antique oil finish.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    North Ogden, Utah
    In the end you prevailed though, as usual. That's just plain beautiful!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan
    Absolutely beautiful Travis! The wood is simply amazing with the color and all the cracks. Love the form - to me it is perfect! Well done and thanks for once again showing me what a hollow form is all about! I'll get there!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Beautiful Travis. Wow I will bet with all the cracks that was unnerving. Well done.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Definitely beautiful! Probably masochistic.

    Way to go, Travis!!

    Uh... I want one of those tools. What's the website for "Jackhammers-R-Us"?
    I may be lost but I'm making good time!
    Three Seasons Woodturnings

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Simply SPLENDID, Travis! You're definitely setting the bar real high for the rest of us. And that's where it should be.

  7. #7
    Utterly beautiful Travis as always!

    With that many cracks, I'll bet it kept the shaving blown away!

    Utterly beautiful!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Tyler, Texas
    Awesome piece, Travis. Your treatment always matches the wood so well. You really have a great eye for shape.

    I'm interested in your process for finishing...what grit do you sand to, how many coats of AO, anything special you do? Your finishes are always perfect and really enhance the great job of turning you do.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Wow, that is something Travis, I can imagine what a bear it would be to turn.

    When you get a cracked piece like this, do you just turn it and hope, or are there some special procedures you go through that might help the piece making it to this stage?

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Gorgeous piece, Travis. Another textbook "Stinson" piece. You just don't miss, do you?
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    ...or are there some special procedures you go through that might help the piece making it to this stage?...
    The "no religion" rule in the CoC probably doesn't allow him to go into details on that.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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