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Project by George watkins posted 1117 days ago 1187 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello folks here is 6 photos showing the different views of one form I turned from an exceptional piece of burr purple yew. I have never seen wood quite like this before- the purple colouration is 100% natural and is caused by ferrous metal being present in the wood (in this case it was a 5” nail)
this piece is 6.5” wide by 8” tall and is finished in osmo uv oil

-- it can't rain all the time!!





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glynn

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#1 posted 1117 days ago

beauty ,just a little rainbow

-- jim nevada

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Mark Sanger

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#2 posted 1117 days ago

A lovely form and wood George.

-- www.marksanger.co.uk

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SCOTSMAN

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#3 posted 1117 days ago

Your a natural born turner great work I think you are going to go far young man kindest regards and congratulations. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Kent Shepherd

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#4 posted 1117 days ago

Awesome!!!!

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Kevin_WestCO

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#5 posted 1116 days ago

Gorgeous! Great looking piece.

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Bertha

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#6 posted 1116 days ago

Spectacular! I want to take a bite out of it for some reason. Am I weird?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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branch

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#7 posted 1116 days ago

hi fantastic piece of turning you did a great job
the pattern on the wood is on real leave it to mother nature
she cant be beating thanks for sharing
branch

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Tim Kindrick

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#8 posted 1116 days ago

Seriously wicked looking wood!!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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reggiek

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#9 posted 1116 days ago

Great work George. You did that beautiful piece of wood justice….the shape really dispays the woods extreme figuring and color….it is an awesome work of nature….just breathtaking….
Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Nick

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#10 posted 1116 days ago

good job with the wood. I love the colors

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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sedcokid

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#11 posted 1116 days ago

George, What a beautiful piece, the color is outstanding!! How intriging to have found a spike burried inside.

Thanks for Sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Bearpie

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#12 posted 1116 days ago

Whoa!! this is simply _ (fill in blank with appropriate adjective!)

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 1115 days ago

Beautiful turning it takes a lot of skill to turn something like that.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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George watkins

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#14 posted 1114 days ago

Thank you for all of your kind comments

-- it can't rain all the time!!

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PaintByLumbers

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#15 posted 172 days ago

Awesome piece! I am working with some yew right now and am getting some purple tones out of it. Where did you get the information about the iron being present in it? I was hoping to read up on this more since I noticed it was changing color as it sat out. I am looking to see if there is a process that I can get more of the color out of the wood.

-- Sven Gasser integratedwoodshop.com

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