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I was lucky to get a few big leaf maple burl caps through a friend and had recently seen a demo on multi axis turning. Soooo, I had to try another new thing.

Its fun doing one off things but I think it helps confirm my designation as a jack-of-some-trades and master of none. Maybe I’ll find something that really catches my eye and I’ll make enough of them so I get good. Or maybe I’ll not go to meetings/shows where I see now stuff. Or maybe I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing. I’m having fun and regardles of what else comes out of the shop I’ve always produced hampster habitat.





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 1926 days ago

Very unusual and unique. Keep trying different things. Thats how we learn.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 1926 days ago

That’s different, very cool. Don’t really know how you did that. Thanks for sharing.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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SPalm

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#3 posted 1926 days ago

I believe I know what you mean about the master of none. I really feel that way about myself. But I have now taken the view that I do this for fun. And if I want to try something new, or if I don’t feel like finishing something that I started, so bit it. Life is short. Enjoy.

Nice burl. I don’t know what I would do if someone handed that to me. Kudos for going for it.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Blake

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#4 posted 1926 days ago

Incredible piece of burl and neat turning.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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rikkor

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#5 posted 1926 days ago

That is really neat. Care to describe the process a bit?

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 1926 days ago

fascinating

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jbrinkman

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#7 posted 1925 days ago

Beautiful piece. I am definitely looking to do some multi-axis work on a few bowls in the near future.

-- Joe Brinkman, Ohio - http://blog.theaccidentalgeek.com

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SteveM

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#8 posted 1920 days ago

rikkor,
After some trial and error (ouch, those are sharp) I ended up using a piece of 3/4 ply as a backing board. I screwed that to the burl exterior, after cleaning, and then attached a faceplate to what looked like the center of mass. That allowed me to flatten the other side and create one of the bowls. I then remounted the faceplate at different centersand turned the smaller bowls. You need to watch out for wobble and can’t sand much after-the-fact because the edges will round over so the tools must be sharp.

I then used various dyes to color the different bowls, finished with lacquer and buffed.

I have some others with many ‘bowls’ without the dyes and like them better.

Steve

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