|Project by klipper||posted 05-03-2011 05:04 PM||962 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
My buddy and I are helping uncle Dick liquidate his decades long collection of burls, turning slabs and lathe and lathe tools. Uncle Dick can’t work at the lathe any more so we are helping him out by cataloging the tools and the wood (pictures, dimensions, weights of all 300 plus pieces of burl and slab, weighing almost 12,000 lbs in total). Dick doesn’t own a computer, either. You can see all of the burls and slab wood on Flickr.com if you do a people search for Burly Dennis on the www.flickr.com web site. Their search tool is a little weird. You have to click on search with nothing entered into the search field. Then on the next screen that pops up, click on people and then enter Burly Dennis and hit search again. Oh, well.
Dick gave me a piece of Gray Oak burl to turn into a bowl. I had never heard of Gray Oak before and I had never turned a burl before so I said what the heck. This is what came out. . The finish is several coats of Danish oil. The spalted parts soaked up a lot more oil that the rest of it.
I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I really like how this turned out. I hope you do too
-- Best Regards, Dennis