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madrone burl large and small bowl steamed and cured

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hi evereyone all is well love working the wood lathe. here are a couple of pieces i have done they came out very well i was very proud of my job. the steamed madrone burl is a outstanding wood type very stable and some great figure. you just never no how going to look untill i apply the minereal oil. i like mineral oil because it isnt toxic. all my pieces are usere frendly. sometimes i let wood dry slowly or stack tight this helps blue wood. blueing develps diffent colors along grain almost like camofloge. thes are some of my earlier works wen i was just learning lathe. i have good amount of cured dry madrone with minor moisture. large bowl about 12 by 3in thick smaller one about 5 in 3 in thick. i sold these pieces to a friends brother he fell in love and are his favorit out of his bowl colection. he has over one hundred from around the world i gave him a dinamite deal. i was proud and suprised to find out that they are his center pieces at his house hurray. wood turning is fun one day i will get my large 1950s lathe up and running so i could create larger pieces.
hope you like my work. and have fun woodworking fellow frends. i allways love to give advice and talk wood.
chow chow form oregon take care and enjoy life.
manzanitaman

-- Chad Manzanitaman





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-18-2011 07:11 AM

Wow great burl fantastic bowl.

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 07:51 AM

Looks good!! Welcome to LJ. What do you mean by steamed and cured?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 02-18-2011 08:11 AM

beautiful pieces!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#4 posted 02-18-2011 09:39 AM

Very nice Chad. The mineral oil brought out some great color. It sounds like your friend got a good deal!

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

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#5 posted 02-18-2011 11:20 AM

Beautiful!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 02-18-2011 03:02 PM

oh wow…those are so beautiful…i love the way you did these, i love the form…what beautiful wood…maybe someday i can get a bowl like this…Ive always wanted to work the lathe , but my back just wont let it happen, but you did a wonderful job…maybe some day i can work a deal with you and acquire one of your bowls..keep up the great work…..

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

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