|Project by PetVet||posted 10-06-2009 02:36 PM||1827 views||1 time favorited||20 comments|
These are two burls I turned, my first experience with them. The first is a Red Morrell Burl that I turned for my wife’s anniversary present. I know she holds her breath now at birthdays and Christmas, not sure what to expect, but she seemed pleased. Burl was 10” at it’s widest point (max for my Steel City lathe). I decided to turn the bottom, although it would have been interesting to leave all those little spikes on it. I finished it with spray lacquer, my first time doing that. Learned the hard way to let it dry more before rubbing out!
The second is a Red Mallee burl, smaller, about 5”. This is for an aunt who is turning 90 this month. On this one I left the bottom natural. The spikes aren’t as pointy as they are on the Morrell burl. I put a 2009 penny in the epoxy I tinted and filled the mortise with. Again, lacquer finish.
I purchased the burls from http://www.burlsource.com/#How%20To%20Order. Bob gives you personal service, and has a good selection of burls to choose from at reasonable prices.
Any critiques or suggestions are honestly asked for as I am a newbie to turning and appreciate the help you veteran turners provide.
-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.