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Just something fun. 18” dia. Some kind of spalted hardwood.
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#1 posted 09-02-2010 11:54 PM
Whoa~ what’ll you do with it? Me thinks some stain and put it next to a vase of flowers.
#2 posted 09-03-2010 12:09 AM
I put clear lacquer on it and a large price tag. Sold.
Oh I forgot to mention it was a burl.
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#3 posted 09-03-2010 01:20 AM
It would make a beautiful bowling ball. Just punch 3 holes in it.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#4 posted 09-03-2010 06:19 AM
Hey, look! It’s Jack from the Jack In The Box restaurant chain about to get turned!
#5 posted 09-06-2010 01:44 AM
Is it completely round? Have you thought about hollowing it?
#6 posted 09-06-2010 02:22 AM
Yes I did a rotation of six axis and turned off the shadows.
No I made a bunch of large vessel turning tools as I used to do that kind of work but I get bored with sucking out the shavings. Most times I turned burls with large occlusions so the shavings would fly out the holes. FYI for those who want to try turning balls. The compression chuck at the left is mounted at the end grain and is made of green wood to grip the work piece. It is shaped with a hollow of a smaller diameter than the ball.
PS: I forgot to mention something. I used flared tail center for this because of the size but for smaller one I usually turn a flat faced tail center that can be attached to a live tail center.
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