Maple Burl Vessel

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Project by Roper posted 1582 days ago 1163 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a piece of maple burl i got here at red rocks c.c. . the vessel is 5 3/4 inchs tall and is 4 1/2 inchs across at the mouth. walls are just under 1/4 inch thick. sanded to 600 grit and finished with tung-oil and wax. all comments and questions welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 1582 days ago

Nice Cool Looking !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 1582 days ago

Very nice piece.

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#3 posted 1582 days ago

Nice one dog! Congrats on the Grant

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at

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#4 posted 1582 days ago

Very nice burl vessel, your design of the vessel brings out the character of the burl. the Tung-oil finish really makes that grain pop, did you apply the wax with a beall buffing system?

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#5 posted 1581 days ago

What a beautiful piece of wood! I like the grain structure, shape and finish. It is very nice!

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 1581 days ago

Wow! Another fantastic piece of art. Your turning brought out the natural beauty of the wood. Outstanding job.

Keep it up.


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

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#7 posted 1581 days ago


-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1581 days ago

very nice, what does the base look like? I’m always interested in how different people finish the bottom

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#9 posted 1581 days ago

beautifully balanced..well turned A-1

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#10 posted 1581 days ago

thanks for all the great comments.

jeff i do use the beall system after the tung-oil drys.

mike i do have the foot finished i will try and upload a pic today.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#11 posted 1581 days ago

Nice natural edge bowl ,well done

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#12 posted 1580 days ago

I really like this one..well done

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#13 posted 1519 days ago

Roper – This is beautiful. I just completed a first try at this, the same size, but failed to shape the outer line enough. You show me how it should be done. Thanks.


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