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Project by OiBowyer posted 07-27-2018 01:45 AM 635 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For this case I decided to choose the form first regardless of what was in the piece of wood. I wanted to make it look like a clay water pitcher that had a broken neck. I used a couple of cuts on the band saw to make this effect before turning. There is significant grain tear out as should be expected with heavily spalted wood such as this. I missed the blank for this from a “sister piece” of the Big Leaf Maple burl that I made the project called my first vase (it’s actually my second and this my third) out of. That’s my turning class from Oregon State standing on the burl before we cut it upThis is 11 inches tall and about 7 inches in diameter at the base. I entered this piece in the instant gallery at the 2018 AAW annual symposium in Portland Oregon. Sanded to 1200 grit and finished with semi-gloss lacquer.

-- Matt Bielenberg- turning student https://www.etsy.com/shop/Turning4SchoolMoney?ref=search_shop_redirect https://www.facebook.com/Turning-4-School-Money-213112446187330/?modal=admin_todo_tour





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mel52

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#1 posted 07-27-2018 02:37 AM

Very cool looking grain and style Excellent job !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 07-27-2018 02:51 AM

That’s a really cool looking piece of wood.

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#3 posted 07-27-2018 05:00 AM

That is definitely a piece reminding me of mind over matter because you decided to make it regardless of the wood!
Really outstanding piece of wood and work.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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OiBowyer

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#4 posted 07-27-2018 06:07 AM

Thank you all very much. I did end up making a few “spontaneous modifications”. Overall it’s what I intended. I did nearly punch a hole in the side of it while I was sanding.

-- Matt Bielenberg- turning student https://www.etsy.com/shop/Turning4SchoolMoney?ref=search_shop_redirect https://www.facebook.com/Turning-4-School-Money-213112446187330/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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#5 posted 07-27-2018 02:04 PM

This is a nice piece and the wood is wonderful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 07-27-2018 05:12 PM

Really nice work. That wood is insane, looks diseased in a good way. You got a great take on what was available in that turning.

That last pic of you smiling like that, was it the 3 cuties you are with, or because of that massive burl?

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 07-27-2018 05:26 PM

beautiful vase that wood is crazy.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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OiBowyer

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#8 posted 07-27-2018 06:02 PM


That last pic of you smiling like that, was it the 3 cuties you are with, or because of that massive burl?

The three ladies here are the other 3/4 of my turning class. We were all smiling huge from seeing the giant burl that we were going to work on. They all turned out amazing pieces too. I blame our teacher Seri Robinson. She is incredible with spalted wood.

-- Matt Bielenberg- turning student https://www.etsy.com/shop/Turning4SchoolMoney?ref=search_shop_redirect https://www.facebook.com/Turning-4-School-Money-213112446187330/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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ralbuck

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#9 posted 07-27-2018 09:23 PM

It does belong in an art show!Hope you did well.

Was it a juried show; or open entry?

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

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OiBowyer

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#10 posted 07-27-2018 09:50 PM



Was it a juried show; or open entry?

When you pay for the symposium package in advance you get to enter three pieces in the instant gallery. There are no prizes but some stuff gets purchased. There is a jury that selects pieces and tells you how to improve but no one that I know got picked for that.

-- Matt Bielenberg- turning student https://www.etsy.com/shop/Turning4SchoolMoney?ref=search_shop_redirect https://www.facebook.com/Turning-4-School-Money-213112446187330/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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#11 posted 07-28-2018 04:14 AM

Doubling back to say Congrats on your 3, totally worthy.

-- Think safe, be safe

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