Claro Walnut Burl Vase/Hollow form

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Claro Wlalnut Burl Vase.

4 1/4 Tall X 4 1/2 Diam. Turned to about 1/8 wall thickness.

Picked up this piece of Claro Walnut Burl from WoodWorkers Source a couple of weeks ago. For my birthday last month, my daughters gave me gift cards to buy wood with. This is one of those pieces of wood.

Sanded to 400 grit then used all 4 colors of scotch pads. Sealed with Tung Oil/Varnish and buffed it with the Beall Buffing system,(Tripoli, White Diamond, and Carnuba Wax)

Please leave all comments and suggestions. Always room for improvement. Thank You for looking.


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

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#1 posted 06-13-2010 10:16 PM

Scrappy that is gorgeous. Is that a chuck I see? Don’t you love daughters? Almost half my tools were bought with birthday & fathers day gifts. Well done.

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#2 posted 06-13-2010 10:26 PM

Beyond the cool horizon ,fantastic,super turning and wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-13-2010 10:43 PM

Beautiful piece Dan we need to get together again.


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#4 posted 06-13-2010 10:46 PM

Wonderful piece of wood and of turning it. You are turing into quite the lathe MASTER.

-- 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 06-13-2010 11:17 PM

beautiful piece of burl, nice job.

-- RStadler

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#6 posted 06-13-2010 11:30 PM

Scrappy: a great looking piece of wood. And a fantqstic turning from it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 06-13-2010 11:30 PM

Nice looking little burl. You did it proud.

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#8 posted 06-13-2010 11:32 PM

Very nice scrappy, this vessel looks great. i really like the wide mouth, i might have to try that one. keep them comin.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#9 posted 06-13-2010 11:36 PM

You’ve come a long way in a short time my friend !! Another museum piece created by your talented mind and hands : )

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

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#10 posted 06-13-2010 11:38 PM

Scrappy, very nice turning…..took alot of guts to make a thin lip like that at the top of a burl piece….I can’t count all the times I’ve had a piece crack out of that kind of top and ruin the whole shape….sometimes I can reshape…but there are many others where the piece becomes another scrap for the stove.

I love claro burls for its stability though….chocolate colors and the beautiful figuring. Which hollower are you using? I am playing with shapes for a shop made hollower.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#11 posted 06-14-2010 12:08 AM

Can’t wait to get to Arizona and meet you in person. Your work is amazing. I would be honored just to be able to watch you create a masterpiece like that. Beautiful.

-- DeputyDawg

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#12 posted 06-14-2010 12:47 AM

What a great piece of wood! Nice birthday present; your family knows how to please. You are obviously skilled to do such a deep-sided hollowing. Very nice.


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#13 posted 06-14-2010 02:05 AM

Well Done Scrappy.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#14 posted 06-14-2010 02:50 AM

Looking good scrappy!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 06-14-2010 02:53 AM

Well done. Beautiful work Scrappy.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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