|Project by sedcokid||posted 06-15-2011 05:31 PM||1140 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
Last fall before leaving for Florida, where we winter in Punta Gorda. I was on the “OregonBurl” site, Greg is one of my buddies here at LJ. I ordered a small package of misc. burls from Greg from which I made this orniment and base, the finials were from my stash, Black Walnut burl that my father gave me years ago. The pieces from Oregon burl were small so couldn’t make anything huge, so I decided to make what you see. The Orniment is 3 1/2” in dia and 9” tall and the base is 4 3/4” in dia. This piece is to large for a Christmas tree but I think it makes a nice decorative piece sitting on a end table. The finish was 3 coats of Tung Oil, and 3 coats of gloss Poly then of course buffed on the Beal buffers. I am not happy with how the brass rod looks but don’t know what else to do… The orniment is hollowed to 1/4” wall but is still heavy for the 3/32” rod. Greg at Oregon Burls is great to work with and if you haven’t tried him I suggest that you do.
All Comments are welcome and Thanks for Looking!!
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