|Project by scrappy||posted 03-13-2013 06:22 AM||1839 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
Alligator Juniper Root Burl Vase
6” tall x 3 ” diam. Finished with Wipe on Poly and Wax.
Picked up this Burl through another LJ from Sacrament Calif. that I met in Sedona Arizona. He has a supplier there and we both got some nice burls that day.
It is the first time that I have turned a RAW burl. Was a real challenge starting from a very ugly irregular piece of wood, and trying to get the largest useable piece from it.
When you think about burls (at least when I do) you usually think of the big round knob growing out of the side if a tree trunk. That is NOT what this was. Root burls are a LOT different. Wish I would of taken a pic of the burl before cutting it. Not round, Not solid, Roots sticking out all over, Bark that is full of dirt and small pebbles.
Like I said…UGLY! But, I saw potential in it. Also I like a challenge, and am ready to try another one.
Sorry about the pics. I am not a photographer.
Please leave all comments and suggestions. All ways looking to improve and your ideas help.
Thanks for looking.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!