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Project by Bob #2 posted 06-22-2007 10:19 PM 6047 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These pics tell the whole story

The fellow that trims my trees around home dropped off this huge burl about 2 years ago.
This is about 1/4 of it so far.

I just keep running out of time .

Time is not my friend.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 06-22-2007 10:24 PM

museum art!! Nice.

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

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#2 posted 06-22-2007 10:41 PM

Wow the transformation from beginning to end is quite dramatic, amazing what lurks beneath even grizzly looking pieces of lumber.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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oscorner

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#3 posted 06-22-2007 10:50 PM

That is quite the show piece! At what speeds did you turn? I’m always amazed at the speeds that some turners will turn at. I usually rough in at 850 rpms and do my finish cuts and sanding at 1000rpms. With burls and unbalanced turnings I will go to my SuperShop where I can turn as slow as 32 rpms.

Oh, by the way, I’m not going to ask, O.K.?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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mot

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#4 posted 06-22-2007 11:10 PM

Beautiful form, Bob! I’d love to watch you turn some stuff if the opportunity ever presented itself.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Bob #2

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#5 posted 06-22-2007 11:21 PM

Thanks for the encouragement fellas and gal.
Debbie you are too kind. – Tell my Wife! <vbg>
Daimin;
Once you start this hobby no stick of wood ever looks the same to you.-;)
Oscorner:
I try to let the wood tell me how fast to cut so I have no hard and fast rules.
I keep my tools razor sharp and try to take light , consistent cuts. I usually have a shape in my head I am trying to carve.
I tend to think of it in feet/meters per second as the travel on a large piece is much greater than a small one.
I can’t really cut much lower than 100 rpm but the lathe will drop to around 25.
Most is refined at around 1000 and finishing above that.
Mot:
Your are always welcome to my shop any time you are up my way.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Bob Babcock

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#6 posted 06-23-2007 12:33 AM

Beautiful Bob…looks like it took an extraordinary light touch.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#7 posted 06-23-2007 01:11 AM

Just amazing. Gods beauty beond the skin.

-- Randy - Live by the spirit...Galatians 5:16

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rudedog552

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#8 posted 06-23-2007 01:11 AM

Nice!

-- Randy - Live by the spirit...Galatians 5:16

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#9 posted 11-13-2007 04:44 AM

great bowl. thing of beauty

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 11-13-2007 05:02 AM

Bob A beautiful bowl. Does it look the same today. and have you done any others from the same burl?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bob #2

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#11 posted 11-13-2007 06:40 AM

Hi karson.
I have another piece ready to turn if I could just get at it.
Soon .
Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Karson

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#12 posted 11-13-2007 06:44 AM

Good job and good luck.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Douglas Bordner

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#13 posted 11-13-2007 08:17 AM

You’re sure right about every stick taking on a new measure. Beautiful piece of wood skillfully turned and finished. Deb is right.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#14 posted 11-13-2007 10:01 AM

Amazing.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#15 posted 11-13-2007 10:19 AM

These natural turnings are some of my favorite forms of woodworking. I love it so much.

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

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