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Project by robert triplett posted 11-12-2010 07:51 PM 1159 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had not used my lathe in a long time. I had finished a lot of cutting boards and boxes, so I decided on a change of pace. I got the Redwood Burl from Larry Dubia, a fellow lumberjock and the Cherry Burl from Turner John, in Michigan. He sells here in trade and swap. I had fun turning. The Redwood was very wet, but I had no issues with cracking or warping. I took a week to slowly turn it and never took it off the lathe. The Cherry was also damp, but it turned very well. I had to fill some voids, but they both look nice. Salad Bowl finish for the Redwood, plus some wax- still not really happy with that. Watco Natural Danish Oil for the Cherry. They are both about 6” in diameter. The Redwood is about 6” tall and the Cherry about 2 1/2” tall. I’m getting ready for a show today, so sorry for the rushed pictures.
Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!





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DonH

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#1 posted 11-12-2010 07:58 PM

Nice work – I to need to fire up my lathe and start making a few things for Christmas.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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Raftermonkey

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#2 posted 11-12-2010 08:15 PM

Man those look great. Great job

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#3 posted 11-12-2010 08:23 PM

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#4 posted 11-12-2010 08:33 PM

Beautiful redwood burl. Your show ought to go well with pieces like this!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 11-12-2010 09:19 PM

Beautiful work! Good luck at the show – I trust they won’t last long. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 11-12-2010 10:53 PM

Excellent, and that is some nice looking cherry.

-- Joe Cool

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#7 posted 11-13-2010 05:25 AM

Beautiful grain and color, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 11-13-2010 11:51 PM

GORGEOUS LOOKING BOWL, LOVE THE COLOR AND GRAIN. BET IT WAS FUN TO TURN. NICE WOOD.

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

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