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Project by Transition posted 01-03-2012 at 06:44 PM 1472 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

...of wood. A couple months ago I was in my local hardware store (my wife claims they have a coffee mug with my name on it). One of the owners said that on the floor in the cellar was an old hunk of wood that he thought might be a burl. He said that I could have it as it wasn’t serving any other purpose than to be a tripping hazard. We went down and retrieved the piece which was roughly 12 cubic inches. Who knows how long it had been there. I told him I’d be happy to take a look inside…

The bowl is 6”d x 2.5”h. Finished with General’s Salad Bowl Finish. What a nice surprise!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com





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#1 posted 01-03-2012 at 06:50 PM

wow andrew, that is a wood gloat if i ever saw one…that is beautiful….i bet you were smiles from ear to ear with this piece…that is what i love about wood working, you see a chunk of wood that looks like its ready for the wood stove…and bam….you open it up with a saw or a lathe and the magic glows…you sure did do this Justis…

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

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 at 06:54 PM

Beautiful and very creative piece !!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 at 07:01 PM

Looks like a oak burl. Very nice, great save.

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 at 07:08 PM

Not bad for some old Hardware Junk door stop!

... oh, you said Hunk!

Beautiful piece of ….. LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 01-03-2012 at 07:23 PM

Beautifal HUNK of wood I kinda want one now

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#6 posted 01-03-2012 at 07:45 PM

Very nice tripping hazard!

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#7 posted 01-03-2012 at 07:46 PM

As Elvis Said….. It’s just a Hunka, Hunka, burnin’ Love!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#8 posted 01-03-2012 at 07:53 PM

Hunk a hunk of turning love :)) Beautiful turning.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Transition

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#9 posted 01-03-2012 at 08:36 PM

Thanks all!

The hunk shown is actually the second half of the hunk. I haven’t quite decided what I’m going to do with it. I definitely have to make something for the shop keeper! Something that he’ll use…

@Woodtick – you are absolutely correct – red oak burl. Along the bottom edge there’s a slight non-burl section.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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#10 posted 01-03-2012 at 10:23 PM

Andrew,

Wow! That’s nice! Thanks for sharing your blessing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#11 posted 01-04-2012 at 05:58 AM

Wow. Stroke of luck there!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#12 posted 01-04-2012 at 06:48 AM

hunk-a-hunk-a awesome wood

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#13 posted 01-04-2012 at 05:22 PM

Nice work, that turned out great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#14 posted 01-04-2012 at 07:07 PM

Nice oak burl…....about a year ago I stopped by a new home site and picked up a small piece of timber that was laying with a large pile of tree limbs…...when I opened it up on the bandsaw, it looked just the same…..nature sure does some cool stuff!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#15 posted 01-07-2012 at 08:32 AM

Simlpy beautiful!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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