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Project by Bearpie posted 450 days ago 974 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sweet Gum log turned into a bowl 10” D x 3 1/4” H then embellished with flowers and long leaves on bottom. It took me longer to do the embellishments than it did to gather the log, prepare it and turn the bowl! I would say that I have about 3 days of wood burning time invested in this bowl, mostly done in the evenings and one long afternoon. The flowers were all drawn freehand prior to burning. I will say that I enjoyed doing this and watching the pattern slowly take shape. There are thousands and thousands of burned dots in the background of the bowl. To tell the truth it felt like billions! Wood burning is NOT for one who is short on patience and wants “instant” results! I can see that my burning skill still needs more work(practice) but this one is slightly better than my first one. I’m working on it and will get there eventually! This was sanded to 1500 and there is no finish on it!

Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL





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peteg

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#1 posted 449 days ago

Wow there’s a bit of work to date on this one Erwin, you are obviously a very patient man :)
Please repost this piece when you have applied whatever finish you have in mind.
Well done
Pete

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

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 449 days ago

According to my instructor, Cynthia G., you never put a finish on wood burnings because it fills the details and changes the colors of the burns. If there are only a small bit of burning then it may be acceptable. Check out her website at Michaelgibsonwoodturner.com Her husband does the turning and she does the burning!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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peteg

2809 posts in 1418 days


#3 posted 449 days ago

Can’t argue with that Erwin, you’re getting the best advise from one of the best in the business, just love their work :)
pete

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

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deon

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#4 posted 449 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 449 days ago

This really came out nice! Great work! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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justoneofme

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#6 posted 448 days ago

Wow Erwin! Talk about patience!!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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