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Project by Raftermonkey posted 11-22-2010 11:53 PM 1665 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an Australian Brown Mallee burl that I just finished carving. It is 15” long, 9” wide and 2” tall finished with BLO and shellac. Does this qualify as a “freeform” carving?

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





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Napoleon

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 12:09 AM

Thats is one good looking piece of burl and the freestyle carving fits perfekt.

Good job :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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bamasawduster

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#2 posted 11-23-2010 12:24 AM

Dude, that’s one narly bowl. Love it. I’ve got a couple carved up and have to post them, but none will touch that one.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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swirlsandburls

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#3 posted 11-23-2010 12:47 AM

Very, very nice. It qualifies, period!

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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richgreer

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#4 posted 11-23-2010 01:12 AM

Great job.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Canadian Woodworks

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#5 posted 11-23-2010 01:16 AM

nice!!!!!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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Loucarb

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#6 posted 11-23-2010 01:19 AM

Gorgeous burl & well done.

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Raftermonkey

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#7 posted 11-23-2010 01:42 AM

Thanks everybody for the kind words. I was lucky enough to snag up a few of these beauties. This is the biggest one. I’ll be posting the others soon. But really, what does make something a “freeform” carving?

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

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Sodabowski

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#8 posted 11-23-2010 01:51 AM

WOW.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#9 posted 11-23-2010 01:57 AM

Fantastic burl and Craftsmanship !! Awesome finish : )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAZqjsSZphE&feature=related

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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jeepturner

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#10 posted 11-23-2010 02:21 AM

WOW, that is an amazing burl and great craftsmanship, letting all of that show through. I would wish that you could see both faces of it at the same time.
Of all the pieces I find to turn, the ones with the natural edge displayed are the ones that folks want to touch the most.

-- Mel,

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SafferinOz

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#11 posted 11-23-2010 03:33 AM

WOW Awesome burl! Great craftsmanship too!

Just to think that a lot of mallee roots and burls here end up in the firewood pile, absolute shame!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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Raftermonkey

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#12 posted 11-23-2010 03:44 AM

Stephen, you should start a crusade and to save those babies and mail them to me. I’ll take REAL good care of them,haha. That really is an awesome looking wood.
.
Dusty, thats what I’m talkin bout, nice link

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

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Steve Esterby

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#13 posted 11-23-2010 05:07 AM

yep! no doubt about it! great work!

-- steve...e-mail-themantelshop@hotmail.com........remember,the best teacher is repetition.

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 11-23-2010 06:05 AM

First thing that came to mind as I read your post title : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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TJ65

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#15 posted 11-23-2010 06:09 AM

ooooooh very nice.
I think you did a great job on this as you let the wood lead you.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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