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My son brought me a burl from a tree he cut down. This is the first raw burl I have had, I cut it up the best I could as it hard to figure how to get good pieces out of it. These are two maple burl turnings which were quite an adventure in turning.

-- Tom D





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 12-27-2014 02:12 AM

They came out great Tom !

-- Eric, central Florida

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Hacksaw007

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#2 posted 12-27-2014 02:31 AM

Look fantastic! Love working with Burls, you never know what you will find inside! Drying is a problem, some burls take years to dry. I have cut into some that had metal inside, a bullet, and barb-wire inside. Nice job!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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MyChipCarving

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#3 posted 12-27-2014 02:56 AM

Hey Tom,
Nice turning for your first crack at turning a burl. Would love to see some closeup pics!
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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dclark1943

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#4 posted 12-27-2014 03:28 AM

oooooohhhh – - – those are nice !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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quicksilver

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#5 posted 12-27-2014 04:59 AM

Nice presentation
Maybe I’ll think of how to turn the two I have.
Thanks

-- Quicksilver

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Roger

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#6 posted 12-27-2014 02:45 PM

Beee-u-tee-ful!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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peteg

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#7 posted 12-27-2014 08:43 PM

mother nature has given you some very nice figuring here Tom, well done 1st up :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#8 posted 12-27-2014 09:44 PM

Beautiful wood and bowls Tom.

-- Dale, Ohio

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UncleStumpy

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#9 posted 12-27-2014 11:57 PM

Just WOW!

What are you going to do with them? Gifts? For sale?

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Woodbridge

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#10 posted 12-28-2014 02:06 AM

They turned out beautifully.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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