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'Stary Night' Buckeye Burl hollow form

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Project by Roper posted 03-24-2010 12:34 AM 1501 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a piece of buckeye burl i had thought i would use for a box but i really liked the inclusion which would not have made a good line for a box. this hollow form is 4 inchs across by 3 1/2 inchs tall the walls are 1/4 inch thick to save the inclusion. sanded to 600 grit and finished with wipe on poly. all comments and questions welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com





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deon

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#1 posted 03-24-2010 12:51 AM

Interesting grain and line. I would like to see some kind of top on it…......

-- Dreaming patterns

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#2 posted 03-24-2010 01:16 AM

That is an amazing piece of wood. I am phenomenally jealous! The turning is great, and I am sure it was a challenge to work with, but once in a while a piece of wood just needs to be admired. How did you happen to come by this wonderful piece?

-- David from Indiana --

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#3 posted 03-24-2010 01:57 AM

Did you mean Starry Night ? Nice turning and use of that wonderful piece : )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkvLq0TYiwI

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 03-24-2010 02:17 AM

thanks guys, i got this piece from one of my fellow turners at red rocks c.c.

dusty- i left the extra r out so it could be my own play on the painting. don’t want to step on any toes.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#5 posted 03-24-2010 03:01 AM

Very nice turning work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 03-24-2010 04:03 AM

Very nice turning. Well done. Did you use a particular hollowing system?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 03-24-2010 08:41 AM

Another fantastic turning. Love the occlusion. Great shape and I like the flat finish. Don’t think this would be as nice if it was shiny.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 03-24-2010 12:21 PM

Ahhh , yes ….artistic license and all : ) Have a great day and keep up the good work !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 03-24-2010 12:51 PM

nifty wood

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#10 posted 03-24-2010 03:10 PM

rich i use a kelton hollowing tool and a pete holtus small hollow tools for this job.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#11 posted 03-24-2010 03:23 PM

To all, I’m interested in wood turning, especially bowls and vases but have no idea what I need or where to start. I don’t have any eqpiment so I’d be starting from scratch in this area. Would anyone care to provide suggestions.

Thanks

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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