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Bowl Making! - Showing off some of our new toys in action!! #12: A 70.5lb Manzanita Burl

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Blog entry by Eric M. Saperstein posted 08-05-2014 03:04 AM 1203 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Roebling #4 - Douglas Fir Beam to Bowl Video Part 12 of Bowl Making! - Showing off some of our new toys in action!! series Part 13: Artisans Turnings - the launch of a spin-off website! »

A 70.5lb chunk of solid manzanita burl (root type ball …) ... pending spinning! Stick around I’ve got a video documentary of this project in progress.

(Video link added with a project on 8/7/2014 … http://lumberjocks.com/projects/104321)

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com



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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 08-05-2014 03:07 AM

Eric looks like your investment is bearingsome ripe fruit? Be safe with that beastie!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 08-05-2014 03:18 AM

I survived the spinning process … Mike and I both worked on it a bit … its still on the faceplate drying and gaining lots of texture. I have to spin it again to polish it and build up the initial finish. Then I can dismount it, sand the base, sign it, and finish the finish.

Gearing up for Oct 10th … our NYC gallery event.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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#3 posted 08-05-2014 04:11 AM

would love to see the video on this, ill look for it, so did you turn the lathe on and run to a protected area, like maybe have the national guard come in with a tank, you got inside and turned the lathe on after you sealed yourself in…..lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#4 posted 08-05-2014 04:35 AM

Added a few stills from the video …

I was amazed that there was no vibration when turning this. ... or well to be specific I did drag the lathe out from the wall to get room behind it to put the tripod and to actually stand behind it to turn inside. I had to adjust the leveling feet at that point, but once that was done it was perfectly stable.

Long as we kept sharpening the tool every few minutes, which is normal with manzanita, it cut smooth and easy.

It was actually pretty fun, planning to get more large blanks ASAP!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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#5 posted 08-05-2014 12:25 PM

Now that’s a hunk-a-hunk-a wood

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 08-05-2014 04:10 PM

Woha, what a beautiful piece of wood.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 08-05-2014 04:33 PM

Eric,

Best wishes for your showing.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 08-06-2014 01:44 AM

Thanks …

Planning to pick another pound or so of crud out of it tomorrow. Hoping its dry enough to get some finish on it to slow the curing process and avoid severe cracking. If I can do that, i can get the video done this week!

Spent today in the city discussing some event logistics. I hope we can pull this off!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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#9 posted 08-07-2014 05:48 PM

Very nice, Looks like your having lots of fun.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 08-08-2014 01:22 AM

Here’s the finished piece in a project link which includes the link to the making of video!

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/104321

Thanks for the feedback!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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