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Project by BobWemm posted 249 days ago 710 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this Burl cap at the Perth Wood Show on 4th August and got it finished today. The platter measures 15” x 2.5”, was sanded to 400 grit then 0000 steel (with the lathe stopped)by hand. It is finished with Mirotone Spraylac Satin.

Hope you like it as much as I do. The Red is much more spectacular that the brown ones I have previously posted here. I only got one????? and now need to try and get some more.

C & C welcome.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 249 days ago

Real nice Bob, like the finish you achieved. Your right about the red being the best, I have some yellow and brown mallee burls sitting in the shed but not keen to turn them.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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peteg

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#2 posted 249 days ago

Phew Bob you hit the buttons with this one, very nice use of a beautiful piece of your Aussie burl, fabulous mate
Pete

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

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 249 days ago

Super nice Bob! Hope you find more!

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#5 posted 249 days ago

Very well done. You are lucky to have such a great piece of wood so readily available to you

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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Rockbuster

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#6 posted 249 days ago

Great piece of work here Bob. that vacation that you took must have inspired you greatly,the results are shown here. Like I told you, I have a piece of this that I bought 15 years ago, and was afraid to turn it for fear of ruining it. you set the bar pretty high here, now i am really afraid to turn it. How did you reverse chuck this to finish the bottom?? Or did you just work around a spigot?? it looks equally as good on the bottom side.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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BobWemm

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#7 posted 249 days ago

Rockbuster, Started with a spigot on the bottom, until sanded. Then reverse chucked on my Cole jaws, just sitting against the stoppers and the tailstock. Because this is not terribly secure I used my angle grinder to cut off the spigot except for a small piece in the centre where the live centre was holding.
Then removed from the lathe and ground the lump off. Then finished the base with a sanding pad in my drill.
Unorthodox but effective.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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SafferinOz

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#8 posted 248 days ago

Great job Bob, that piece of burl has really come up well.

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#9 posted 247 days ago

Your bowl looks stunning. Great shape and gorgeous wood. Amazing work!

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WayneC

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#10 posted 247 days ago

Really nice. Lovely use of the wood.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 241 days ago

This is a show piece, very nice. The leopard pattern on the wood is stunning, throw in the rough edges and unique shape, bingo, bango, WOW !

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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