Maple Burl Hollow Form

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Project by Hix posted 02-28-2012 02:55 AM 1446 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have not had alot of turning time lately but after I cut the weeds on Saturday, decided it was time. I think it is Maple Burl, I bought some unknown burl out of a bin at Woodcraft a couple of years ago. It is about 3” across. The finish is rattle can and I will sand if off and try again. It has a couple of runs that I did not see at first.

I always appreciate your tips and suggestions. A smaller hollowing tool is a must. I have the big Sorby swan neck one and the opening is the smallest I could make.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#1 posted 02-28-2012 02:57 AM

Beautiful wood and unique turning.

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 03:06 AM

That’s a beautiful turning, I love the wood selection, nice job

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 04:14 AM

A beautiful turning. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 02-28-2012 04:52 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 02-28-2012 10:44 AM

Well turned and beautiful wood too. That wood looks like it is difficult to finish. I think you have to spray very lightly and not worry about getting full coverage each time you do it. I can see it running very easily with all those holes if you spray too much. With several light coats, you should get it all covered nicely.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-28-2012 12:40 PM

Beautiful, yet unique…........Great Job!!

Thanks For Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 02-28-2012 09:10 PM

Always nice to play with good timber, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 02-29-2012 02:24 AM

I appreciate you all taking the time to look and to comment. I still have 2/3 of this burl left to play with. Mike, you are right about the coats. I think back and I know I got impatient.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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