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Project by scrappy posted 05-04-2010 02:26 AM 1278 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a little more serious turning then my last post. This is the first time I have had the chance to turn a burl. It was a little scary with all the voids. You can see in the last pic (taken with a flashlight shining inside) how some of the holes go all the way through. Wanted to get it down to 1/8 thick but decided it was good enough. (yes, I got chicken) haha

By the way, I don’t have a laser or capture arm system for turning. As I turn it is all gues work and praying I don’t go through the wall. Have been lucky so far.

Myrtle Burl from WoodWorkers Source. (yes, I actually purchased wood from a store!)haha

2 1/4 diam X 4 1/2 tall with 3/16 wall thickness.

Sanded at 100, 120, 240, 320, 400, and 4 different “scrunchie” pads Maroon, Green, Grey, and White.

4 coats of Tung Oil/Varnish using the White pad between coats.

Buffed with cotton rag for finish.

My wife wants this one but told her maybe. After all, Mothers day is just around the corner. hehehe (she is spoiled, and will get this)

Please leave all comments and critiques. I would like to have your honest opinions on improvement. Thank You for looking.

Scrappy

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





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jack1

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#1 posted 05-04-2010 04:32 AM

very delicate work. you done good!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 05-04-2010 04:34 AM

I like it nice

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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OutPutter

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#3 posted 05-04-2010 04:37 AM

I don’t know much about turning but I know what I like. I like this. I have to say though I got a little thrill when I first saw the picture, the title, and your name. I eagerly scrolled down to find out where you managed to find such a gem …

;-)

-- Jim

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Mary Anne

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#4 posted 05-04-2010 04:50 AM

This is very nice piece! You really are getting better all the time.
Beautiful.

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Mytoya

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#5 posted 05-04-2010 05:32 AM

Awesome as always!!!!

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scrappy

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#6 posted 05-04-2010 06:12 AM

Thanks for the great comments everyone!

Scrappy

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

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OregonBurls

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#7 posted 05-04-2010 06:58 AM

myrtle burl is a pretty wood!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 05-04-2010 12:53 PM

Hey scrappy..looking good. Hey no law says the walls have to be paper thin..The material determines what it can be. You just make what the wood allows. Relax & enjoy..your progress is very good.

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sedcokid

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#9 posted 05-04-2010 02:38 PM

I have never seen Myrtle wood before, at least to my knowledge. Very nice indeed, I like it alot! Another job well done, Scrappy!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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eddy

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#10 posted 05-04-2010 02:39 PM

nice job i like the lip on the opening

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#11 posted 05-04-2010 08:02 PM

nice job scrappy, you got to love turning pieces with voids in them. keep up the great works.

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

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imallchalkedup

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#12 posted 05-22-2010 09:08 AM

Very nice Scrappy, a piece like that has to be nerve racking, you did a nice job though.

-- RStadler

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