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Project by manzanitaman posted 02-10-2011 09:28 AM 1144 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

heres a 8 in by 4 in high maple burl botom with great fiqure and charecter. i used a steamed madrone burl for three off them, which gave it a great contrast, it realy was a joy making, was my first of this kind. Its going to be used as tortia holder at firend local mexican restraunt, the others are made of black walnut burl, maple burl, sometimes all soak madrone for up to year, this develops a more purple town to wood. I like how it makes it look. I did two difernt lid types, one type incorperared hadle as one piece. the other two i used manzanita great for handles. the lids fit just write, the pieces are displayed on a black walnut table I made for mom. i cant wait to get them in restraunt.
hope you enjoy

-- Chad Manzanitaman

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#1 posted 02-10-2011 11:35 AM

very nice !! I’ve tried turning burl and found it was like trying to turn a rock. Does the soaking make turning burl easier or is it only for the color enhancement?

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#2 posted 02-10-2011 05:16 PM

those are really beautiful…you did a fantastic job and the walnut table you made for your mom looks fantstic too…some really nice walnut there…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 02-10-2011 06:32 PM

That’s beautiful wood and beautiful work. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 02-11-2011 02:30 AM

That is some exceptional turning and beautiful figure.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#5 posted 02-11-2011 05:32 AM

Great work. That is a great shape and the handles look good. Looks like you have had some fun on the lathe.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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