|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-24-2013 12:18 PM||1260 views||1 time favorited||22 comments|
This is my first attempt at turning a burl. someone gave me this small walnut burl this winter and I had no idea what to do with it. I saw one turned into a vase at our turners guild meeting so I thought that what it will be.
This one almost did not make it when it broke through that hole. I taped up the outside to keep it solid and to avoid a lot more chatter. I left kind of floating ring on the outside and it seemed to help hold it together. This piece has bark, sap wood, heart wood and rot wood in it, but it turned very easily. Sanding was a challenge on the inside.
I need to build a stock of pieces for the art fair in May and this is the start.
It is 3 1/2” dia. and 4” high and finished with matte clear spray.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!