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this is a piece of big leaf maple burl, it is 6 inchs across and 3 inchs deep. finished with 2 coats of wipe on poly. all comments welcome.
-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com
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big leaf maple burl
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#1 posted 02-20-2010 12:29 AM
Roper, This is beautiful and unique, I like it alot!
-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,
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#2 posted 02-20-2010 12:33 AM
man, I bet that was a wobbly piece at first…how slow did you have to start it off at?
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#3 posted 02-20-2010 12:38 AM
This is absolutely excellent turning. Very impressive.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.
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#4 posted 02-20-2010 12:39 AM
Fantastic piece! A bit scary at first when you started to turn. How did you hold this piece, I don’t see your chuck mark? Very interesting and lovely piece. Thanks for showing it!
-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
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#5 posted 02-20-2010 12:44 AM
That’s spectactular. It reminds me of Saturn!
-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories, http://www.grippingyarn.com
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#6 posted 02-20-2010 01:06 AM
Very nice Dog. Working around that inclusion must have been a delicate job.Nice display too.Cheers\Bibb
-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com
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#7 posted 02-20-2010 01:29 AM
Great work. I think I’ll have to put this on my to do projects list.
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#8 posted 02-20-2010 01:30 AM
That is an incredible piece. That maple is gorgeous. Well done.
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#9 posted 02-20-2010 01:35 AM
Wow, that’s an excellent piece. Great work.
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#10 posted 02-20-2010 01:35 AM
Very nice piece. I like the proportions and the little base you put under it.
-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general
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#11 posted 02-20-2010 04:10 AM
WOW very nice must of been a slow process but well worth the turn…
-- David '65
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#12 posted 02-20-2010 05:30 AM
-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!
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#13 posted 02-20-2010 07:46 AM
Man! You just keep gettin’ better!
I really like the inclusion, but remind me to never come to your house for soup. ;)
-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...
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#14 posted 02-20-2010 04:22 PM
Fantastic piece of art! Another wonderfull turn. Must have been a lot of fun with that edge wizzing but and the inclusion.
Keep up the masterfull work.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!
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#15 posted 10-06-2010 12:21 PM
Absolutely gorgeous !!
-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!
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