Brown Mallee Burl Plate

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Project by PGreene posted 09-27-2009 03:53 PM 1125 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a piece of Brown Mallee burl a while back and I finally got around to turning it. It was a very scarry turn at first, due to the fact that it was so far out of balance. I decided to leave all parts of the burl in the plate to show the transitions that emerged as I continued the piece. To me it looks like a plate that was found off a shipwreck. I used a tung oil and urethane blend to bring out the colors and details of the burl to finish. It was then waxed with a few coats of renaissance wax. This is definately the most “artsy” piece I’ve ever done, but it was fun working with some really nice wood and taking a chance on the final product.

-- Patrick

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#1 posted 09-27-2009 04:45 PM

Beautiful work and wood.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#2 posted 09-27-2009 06:06 PM


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#3 posted 09-27-2009 07:44 PM

Looks like you dug up a 1,000 year old treasure. Beautiful work.

-- John @

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#4 posted 09-28-2009 02:36 PM

That is one beautiful turn.

Nice, very nice!


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