Walnut Burl Hollow Form Vessel

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Project by Roper posted 06-19-2010 10:24 PM 1250 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chunk of Walnut Burl i scored from the local Rocklers ,this piece is 5 1/2”x 3” , walls are about 1/8” thick. Finished with wipe on poly. All comments and questions welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 06-19-2010 10:32 PM

Beautiful piece! I love claro black walnut. I think you’ll find a tung/poly helps bring out more of the grain than a straight poly finish. Minwax is one I like to use as the tung oil really penetrates the wood.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 06-19-2010 10:43 PM

Very nice, yet again, Roper.

With that small a footprint, I’d be afraid to display it in a home with children, or dogs, or earthquakes, or…. :)

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#3 posted 06-19-2010 10:44 PM

Very Nice, I like the shape. Good Work!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 06-19-2010 10:56 PM

wonderful wood and great vessel

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-20-2010 12:44 AM

very nice, I love the grain in that wood, beautiful.

-- RStadler

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#6 posted 06-20-2010 12:20 PM

the wood is terrific..your shoulder treatment & shape are quite interesting..I get the feeling it will topple in a breeze.

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

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#7 posted 06-20-2010 02:13 PM

Beautiful piece! awesome Job Roper!

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

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#8 posted 06-20-2010 03:04 PM

thanks for all the great feedback guys and gals. The foot on this one looks small but it is the right size for this vessel, plus i left a little extra wood on the bottom to help it stand up . thanks for looking and have a great fathers day.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#9 posted 06-21-2010 04:00 AM

Very cool this would look cool with a small metal stand similiar to what David Marks used on the back of this months Woodturners Magazine.

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#10 posted 06-21-2010 08:28 AM

Another wonderful job Roper. Your eye for form is outstanding. Agree with the others about a tung oil finish. Seems to help POP the grain more then just poly.

Keep it up.


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

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#11 posted 06-22-2010 02:46 AM

Very nice form & that grain is awesome.

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