Burned bowl from Dunnage

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Project by PASs posted 12-25-2012 05:12 AM 1185 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I sometimes add a wire burnt line to my turnings for visual effect.
This time I tried using a torch to scorch the wood.
I was looking for a fade from burnt to natural.
I did learn that if you run the lathe too fast the wood heats up instead of scorching…this is a bad thing for a glued joint!!!
Overall I am happy with the result and will try variations on this theme, at slower lathe speeds.
Sanded to 320 grit, scorched with propane torch, sealed with 2 pound shellac, then polished on the outside only with the Beall polishing system.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 06:41 AM

cool job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 10:05 AM

Like the scorched effect, nice piece of turning. Dunnage????

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 01:57 PM

I like the design of this. I too like a “toasted” appeal to some projects. Very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 03:34 PM

Nice job. Like the look.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 03:40 PM

Dunnage, (from wiki) dunnage is inexpensive or waste material used to protect and load securing cargo during transportation. ...

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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