Box Elder root burl vessel

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 11-10-2013 02:31 AM 1375 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box elder root burl that was dug almost 40 years ago. It and other have been in storage for that length of time. This is one of the first turnings from these burls I have the two small vessels along side in the second photo. They yet don’t have any finish, debating about dye for one or both of those

Ok second shot is up and you can see the smaller pieces

-- Ron Campbell

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 02:37 AM

That has come up really nice Ron, well turned. Seem to have missed the second photo. This one doesn’t need any color added. Wish we could get more box elder out here.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 03:20 AM

That is a really cool piece, Ron. I would leave it that natural color. It makes it what it is!!

I love the natural red color in box elder. One of my 2 most favorite woods to work with.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-10-2013 03:50 AM

See if you can get the second shot up Ron, this is a classic piece of turning, really nice piece :)

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

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#4 posted 11-10-2013 04:03 AM

Excellent, luv the color and shape. Please post the second photo.

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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#5 posted 11-10-2013 05:20 AM

Ron, you never cease to amaze me. That piece is amazing and for my 20cents worth I would leave the others natural. The pale shades make it spectacular.
Thank you.

-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 11-10-2013 05:50 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Posting.


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#7 posted 11-10-2013 08:30 AM

Box elder root burl vessel is quite a mouth full but it fills the eye quite nicely

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#8 posted 11-10-2013 11:20 AM

Very impressive. I wouldn’t add any color to something like this. I really like the finial, too.

-- --Dale Page

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#9 posted 11-10-2013 11:44 AM

Well done!

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#10 posted 11-10-2013 12:21 PM

your work is beautiful as always. i hope one day to find some different woods to try. i should say i also need a bunch of your talent first.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#11 posted 11-10-2013 12:53 PM

Awesome!! There is only one pic here tho. ??

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 11-10-2013 02:07 PM

I hope you all take a look at the second photo. The two small pieces have no finish on them. I am thinking of leaving it natural without dye and lacquer finish like the big vessel

-- Ron Campbell

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#13 posted 11-10-2013 05:56 PM

fantastic! With such an interesting natural colour I would leave it and just finish the wood. Do you have any tips or tricks for dealing with hard spots and the like on turned burl?

-- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato

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#14 posted 11-10-2013 09:34 PM

Some very beautiful work here. The finial contrasts really well with the rest of the work

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Ronald G Campbell

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#15 posted 11-11-2013 01:54 AM

Chris all you can do with knots and hard spots is take it slow. The large piece I have almost 14 hours in hollowing. This burl has been out of the ground about 40 years. Very hard and dry. Reminded me why I like to turn wet wood. Thanks for the looks and the comment. Beginning to think I was slipping, been a while since I made top 3 More to follow

-- Ron Campbell

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