Hollowed Out Birch Log

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Project by cosmicturner posted 01-17-2013 05:34 AM 4252 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

natural edge log has been hollowed out and the sides were partially turned and sanded the wall thickness varies do to natural variation in logs but 0.2 to 0.5” height 6” hollow depth 5.5” diameter 6”... Hope this keeps me out of hot water on giving all dimension….and there has been hot glue used to help keep some of the bark attached not sure if that is cheating….but it worked
The pith of the tree remains without checking or cracking…
Natural art…Hope you like it Tony

-- Cosmicturner

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#1 posted 01-17-2013 05:38 AM

Wonderful turning,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-17-2013 05:55 AM

Nooooo I don’t think it’s cheating using hot Glue, if it does the job.

I like it as well. Congrats.

Cheers Tony.

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#3 posted 01-17-2013 05:57 AM


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 01-17-2013 07:03 AM

I like it. I have glued bark back on before. Just gotta do it sometimes.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 01-17-2013 07:35 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 01-17-2013 11:39 AM

If I’m the Tony your asking it’s a Go for me! I like it! It’s unique and I like how you can see the wood then the bark and it reminds me of an old treasure Map. Every angle has a different view. It don’t matter what glue you use most projects have some kind of glue holding everything together. Even if it’s dovetails or box joints. I’ve used hot glue many times. It’s great stuff when you need that type of bond!
Now let’s have toast ! Nice Job Jeffrey!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 01-17-2013 11:44 AM

Nice and rustic. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-17-2013 01:11 PM

Very cool!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 01-17-2013 02:01 PM

Great turning. It’s nice to see that you got it centered so well.

-- 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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#10 posted 01-18-2013 04:37 AM

I’ve thought of turning something with the grain oriented this way. How did you hold it on the lathe ? I guess one way would be to bolt a face plate to the base and then cut off the part with the bolt holes afterwards . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#11 posted 01-18-2013 05:04 AM

Waste wood block with layer of brown paper bag then glued to the bottom, screw faceplate into waste wood, turn…use a wide sharp chisel and give the glue joint a wrack with a mallet and they should split at paper joint…

-- Cosmicturner

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