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Second turning, trying some things out and messed up.

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Project by SSMDad posted 1092 days ago 910 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this about 5 minutes ago. It’s the first time (of several things actually) I’ve used Australian Myrtle Burl (small block) and I didn’t really have a clue as to what to do with it. It’s also a first using the new NOVA G3 chuck, MT Drill Chuck, Danish Oil, and Renaissance Wax at the end. (though I did use 8 coats of homemade shellac after the Danish oil and before the wax).

I messed up parting from the bottom which is why it’s a bit off kilter but I’m planning to put this into a bowl of rice to steady it and use as an incense holder.

I think the danish oil, shellac, and wax really brought out the color. It’s almost like parts of it are on fire.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."





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wildbill001

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#1 posted 1092 days ago

You didn’t mess up, the table is just not flat. Yeah, yeah, that’s it, the table is not flat….

REALLY like the colors and grain.

I miss my lathe…..

Bill

-- "You can tell the pioneers by the arrows in their back" -- Unknown

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Tim Kindrick

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#2 posted 1092 days ago

Are you sure that’s wood? LOL Nice job!!

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

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amagineer

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#3 posted 1092 days ago

It looks like a work of art! You should be proud of anything you make because you made it.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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paplou

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#4 posted 1092 days ago

If you didn’t mess up you would not be human. messing up just makes you better at what ever you do. At lease thats what I tell myself.

-- PAPLOU

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SSMDad

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#5 posted 1092 days ago

Wildbill: yeah, that’s it! Thanks. Since I just started turning and found this cheap at a lumber place here I thought I’d give it a try. Love the colors too.

Tim: thank you for the compliment..much appreciated :)

Amagineer: many thanks for the vote of confidence. Very kind of you to say.

Paplou: true true. I guess even the masters mess up, we mere mortals just don’t see that side of things. haha Thank you.

I really appreciate all your comments. At least for me it took a bit to even post something. I guess we’re always our own worst critics. Thank you again.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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xwingace

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#6 posted 1092 days ago

Burls are pretty unforgiving, mainly because the grain goes every which way.
They sure do look pretty when they are finished though. That’s a nice piece!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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Blake Thornton

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#7 posted 1092 days ago

Burl is a bitch… but oh my gosh is it wonderful when it’s all shined up. I seem to mess mine up about every 3rd one I do. Never used any of the aussie wood though, sure looks nice!

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SSMDad

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#8 posted 1092 days ago

Thanks xwingace and Blake. I didn’t know what to expect when I got it and started working but it seemed like a nice looking piece of wood when I bought it. haha I can definitely see now the difficulty in working the burls.

I’m on the lookout now for logs from storm felled trees that have burl. One problem is that I live in the DMV area so have to travel a ways to find the countryside. :(

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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