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Redwood Burl "Broken Art" and "Function"

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Project by DMiller posted 04-08-2018 03:53 AM 980 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometime the middle of last year a friend gave me a fire damaged slab he found in a barn on a piece of property he had purchased. At first I planned to make a small coffee table out of it, but neither side was flat enough. Here are the first two results from the slab. The first, which I have named “Broken Art,” did not turn out quite like I expected. It had a decent crack in it that I didn’t think structurally affected it that much, but apparently it did! Rather than just scrapping it all together, I finished turning it; now i’m really glad I did! It is 11” wide, and 1.5” tall. The second, which I have named “Function,” is 5.5” wide and 2.25” tall. Both are finished with Howard’s Cutting Board Oil and Butcher Block Conditioner. Thanks for looking; questions or comments are welcome!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."





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acove

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#1 posted 04-08-2018 01:36 PM

How long did this project take you?

-- Woodworking is neat

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#2 posted 04-08-2018 02:16 PM

The wood looks as old as the barn, what kind of wood is it.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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DMiller

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#3 posted 04-08-2018 03:06 PM

Thanks, acove and bushmaster! Acove, the larger one took around 3.5 hours, the smaller around 2 hours. Bushmaster, to the best of my knowledge it is Redwood burl/ birdseye. Thanks!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#4 posted 04-08-2018 03:34 PM

Nice turnings Dale, real nice wood!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 04-08-2018 04:10 PM

I like them both. Very nice colors; great job.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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DMiller

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#6 posted 04-08-2018 07:28 PM

Thanks John and mahdee!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#7 posted 04-08-2018 08:10 PM



I like them both. Very nice colors; great job.

- mahdee


Very true!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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DMiller

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#8 posted 04-08-2018 08:42 PM

Thanks Ralbuck!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#9 posted 04-09-2018 01:17 PM

Who knew there was that pretty color and figure underneath some old redwood?!? Really nice.

-- Pete

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DMiller

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#10 posted 04-09-2018 02:10 PM

Thanks Pete!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#11 posted 04-20-2018 01:41 PM

Looks great- I never knew redwood could have such nice grain to it.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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