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Spalted Amboyna Burl Burnishing Tool

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Project by Roper posted 09-25-2017 02:06 PM 493 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the really cool things about being on the road demonstrating is all the interesting people I get to meet in the woodturning world. This past weekend in Eugene I meet a gentleman that had the most wonderful small burnishing tool I had ever seen. It raised the finest burr I think my scraper has ever had. Well of course I had to ask he where he got it and he said it was home made, so I little bummed I continued with my demo. About an hour later he shows back up and hands me a perfect piece of 3/16” bar for me to make my own burnishing tool. So yesterday at the shop I went through my box of cutoffs and found this stunning piece of Spalted Amboyna Burl and a new tool was made.

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





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#1 posted 09-25-2017 02:11 PM

Beautiful tool.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bertha

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#2 posted 09-25-2017 05:36 PM

Very cool. Shopmade, can’t go wrong.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 09-26-2017 12:30 AM

Looks like a nice easy to use burr tool Roper, do you know if it is any particular type of steel?
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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