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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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brown mallee burl
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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 :)
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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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#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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#4 posted 11-23-2010 01:12 AM
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.
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#5 posted 11-23-2010 01:16 AM
-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com
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#6 posted 11-23-2010 01:19 AM
Gorgeous burl & well done.
#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?
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#8 posted 11-23-2010 01:51 AM
-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...
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#9 posted 11-23-2010 01:57 AM
Fantastic burl and Craftsmanship !! Awesome finish : )
-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!
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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.
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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!
#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
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#13 posted 11-23-2010 05:07 AM
yep! no doubt about it! great work!
-- steve...firstname.lastname@example.org........remember,the best teacher is repetition.
#14 posted 11-23-2010 06:05 AM
First thing that came to mind as I read your post title : )
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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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