Maple Burl Vessel

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Project by Roper posted 03-29-2010 08:43 PM 1299 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 03-29-2010 08:46 PM

Nice Cool Looking !!

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

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#2 posted 03-29-2010 09:20 PM

Very nice piece.

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#3 posted 03-29-2010 11:54 PM

Nice one dog! Congrats on the Grant

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#4 posted 03-30-2010 01:36 AM

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 03-30-2010 03:20 AM

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 03-30-2010 07:18 AM

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 03-30-2010 07:26 AM


-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 03-30-2010 07:50 AM

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 03-30-2010 12:49 PM

beautifully balanced..well turned A-1

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#10 posted 03-30-2010 03:06 PM

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 03-30-2010 04:30 PM

Nice natural edge bowl ,well done

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#12 posted 03-31-2010 11:48 AM

I really like this one..well done

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#13 posted 05-31-2010 05:34 PM

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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