Burl & lathe

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Project by GerardoArg1 posted 03-25-2015 02:22 AM 1857 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone!
Following the various publications, I saw many, used frequently, burl for the lathe.
Here I had never paid attention to this, but we algarrobos a parasitic plant, which produces something similar.
So I started campaigning to get some (the vast majority is rotten inside), then take two of the best and cutting with chainsaw.
And there I emerged the first problem … what to do? How to approach the project and grab the lathe? It was something new and I am just an apprentice lathe. But I set to work and after several hours I get a result. It really was something I liked and satisfaction.
I have several more and I have to continue experimenting with them.
The wood is black algarrobo. Finished is tung oil.
Big hug!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 02:43 AM

Beautiful and interesting! Well done Gerardo!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 03:17 AM

Gerardo well done this looks amazing ! Wonderful burl and a very nice turned bowl. You must be very pleased.
Look forward to seeing more of your work. Good Luck… Bazza.

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#3 posted 03-25-2015 06:10 AM

Well done, and I also look forward to your next pieces.

Thank you for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 03-25-2015 08:44 AM

Very nice! Well done.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#5 posted 03-25-2015 09:15 AM

Love the final look of the wood. Very interesting grain. Good work on the lathe. One of the many tools I do not have but would one day like to try. Nice job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 03-25-2015 01:19 PM

quite interesting pieces to work with, funny thing, here when i do those people tell me that they are broken!, and that’s the reason they wont buy them.
but i explain to them that i do them on purpose, but still can convince them to buy them.
would like to see what you do with the other ones

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#7 posted 03-25-2015 02:26 PM

Wauuuuuu what a wonderful piece of wood.
Lovely work you have done.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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