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Project by Kerux posted 10-01-2010 03:18 AM 1465 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry Burl Hollow Form (from the same burl I’ve been posting)
About 8-9 inches wide and about 4 inches tall.

Totally dripped/soaked in CA Glue to fill in cracks. I used Baking Soda as an accelerate. (something I had seen on a science channel) Bad thing was it turned all the cracks white. After, drying it was turned again then sanded. I then used some Cherry stain (hoping to do something with the leftover white cracks). After the stain dried I sanded down to 320. Then I put 6 coats of poly wipe.

I don’t know how this shape happened, but something about the way it was coming out I liked. I think of it as if I was in the 1950’s and this is something ‘they’ would say would be the shape of the ‘future.’


10 comments so far

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#1 posted 10-01-2010 03:28 AM

Very cool. I like it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 10-01-2010 03:31 AM

The burl is beautiful, I like the shape. I made one of similar shape with a different foot/base. To tell the truth, I never know what shape the turning will end up with. The wood grains, knots and colors all combined work together to suggest the shapes it wants.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 10-01-2010 04:09 AM

Nice handling of the burl. Never heard of the baking soda trick. I wonder if a baking soda solution would do the same? Good overall form. Nice.

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#4 posted 10-01-2010 04:52 AM

Man oh Man is this a cool shape!! Never heard of the baking soda trick either…. Nice finish too!!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 10-01-2010 05:32 AM


-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 10-01-2010 05:54 AM

I like it like that. cool

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 10-01-2010 07:53 AM

That is a great piece. Love the way it ‘just’ turned out that way.
I think that if you “listen” to a piece sometimes, it will come out better than being planned.
Very nice.

-- Theresa,

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#8 posted 10-01-2010 10:55 AM

hi nice shape love the wood grean nice bit of turning
i think one should always let the wood show you what it has to offer’


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#9 posted 10-01-2010 01:31 PM

Very nice. I like the shape. Beautiful burl.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#10 posted 10-01-2010 03:45 PM

Great turning Kerux, beautiful shape, spalting and finish.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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