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This is a Jarrah burl that is twenty-three inches wide and the raised ring is 14.5”. Topping the ring is a band of copper with a mild green patina. Finished with a gloss poly that was waxed with steel wool to reduce the sheen, then buffed.
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#1 posted 01-24-2011 09:27 PM
WOW!! – That is great. Well done.
I wonder how many times, if any, you got your hands or arms banged up on this project.
I had always heard that buffing on top of poly was not a good idea, but you proved that wrong. Perhaps the steel wool is was made it work.
Thanks for sharing.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.
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#2 posted 01-24-2011 10:26 PM
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#3 posted 01-24-2011 10:35 PM
Think I caught this on another site couple of days ago, beautiful piece of timber turned & finished well
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
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#4 posted 01-25-2011 01:30 AM
Awesome burl and excellent turning.
-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"
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#5 posted 01-25-2011 03:17 AM
Would love to see the bottom of this beauty…and to know how you held it on your lathe. Thank you.
-- toni --- SW WI...working on shop setup....wish I could say diligently. "Time is a healer, a friend & a maker of dreams."
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#6 posted 01-25-2011 04:32 AM
What a beautiful burl! Thanks for sharing.
-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.
#7 posted 01-25-2011 06:07 AM
Thanks for all your kind comments.
Toni, Nova powergrip jaws grabbing a spigot did just fine holding the unbalanced Jarrah slab.
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