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Redwood Burl Hollow Form Mini Series #2

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Project by Roper posted 06-19-2010 01:55 AM 1081 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Redwood burl mini series. finished with tung-oil. I also posted some pics of the mini tools i use for making the mini hollow forms.All comments and questions welcome.

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





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Dark_Lightning

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#1 posted 06-19-2010 02:00 AM

Woah. What is the wall thickness of these pieces? Man, I am going to buy a lathe sooner rather than later. Between you and Trifern (and others who I draw a blank on for names), this is really cool stuff.

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Mlke

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#2 posted 06-19-2010 02:18 AM

Beautiful hollow forms!
did you make the mini tools? could you maybe elaborate on the construction of the tools?

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 06-19-2010 02:19 AM

Thanks for posting the tools you use for the mini turnings, now I can see how you did it. Good job my friend!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Kindlingmaker

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#4 posted 06-19-2010 03:00 AM

Dang you have patience and a light touch! Good work!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 06-19-2010 03:03 AM

These are great good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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4woodturning

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#6 posted 06-19-2010 03:05 AM

Very cool forms, awesome job Roper.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............http://www.4woodturning.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 06-19-2010 04:01 AM

Those are little beauties ;-)

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

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FordMike

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#8 posted 06-19-2010 07:51 AM

Very cool, I just discovered the Jasco Tung Oil (available at all big box stores) doesn’t darken Redwood Burl nearly as much as Tung Oil and gives a better shine, just a suggestion, depends on what the desired end result is wanted.

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Eagle1

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#9 posted 06-19-2010 09:23 AM

It really amazes me how you all do the turnings that you do. I could only hope that I will be that good some day.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Cher

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#10 posted 06-19-2010 05:04 PM

Interesting shapes, nice looking wood too. Thanks for sharing.

-- When you know better you do better.

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Roper

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#11 posted 06-19-2010 05:25 PM

Thanks for all the great feedback guys and gals. Mike the tools you see in the pics are electritions probes from Tool king that i ground into mini hollowing tools, the steel is not the best but they hold a good edge for small jobs. if i get some time i will do a blog about minis if you guys are interested, let me know.

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

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sedcokid

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#12 posted 06-19-2010 11:03 PM

These are little gems!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Mlke

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#13 posted 06-20-2010 03:38 AM

Roper, i was looking through my endless amounts of bits and tools for the metal lathe, and i stumbled upon a couple chisels that could be used for hollow forms! ill try my hand at a hollow form asap. im glad i looked! :)

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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