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Project by Raftermonkey posted 243 days ago 639 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lace maple burl. 5 1/2” wide, 11 1/2” long 3” tall. Finished with wipe on poly and Briwax.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"





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DaveGlx

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#1 posted 243 days ago

Beautiful piece.

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#2 posted 243 days ago

That sure is a beautiful piece of wood.
Congratulations, and thanks for showing.

-- 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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#3 posted 243 days ago

Very nice creation there. The timber is spectacular. Where’d ya come up with that chunk of wood?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 243 days ago

Outta sight, Zeke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#5 posted 243 days ago

WOW ~~ That’s is amazingly beautiful!! Great job !!

-- William from the oldest town in Texas

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#6 posted 243 days ago

Beautiful bowl, is that finish you used food safe?

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Raftermonkey

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#7 posted 242 days ago

Thanks everybody, Todd I don’t think so because of the briwax but I’m not positive on that. Chrisstef, I’ve had this chunk of wood for a couple years and never could decide what to do with it as it was a weird shape when I got it. I think it came from North Carolina but not sure on that either.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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Greg

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#8 posted 242 days ago

WOW! Now that is a great display of nature at its finest! Outstanding use of this stunning piece!

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net? http://www.Sierra-Nets.com

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#9 posted 237 days ago

Gorgeous bowl! Great shape and finish and the burl looks amazing. Excellent turning!

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Raftermonkey

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#10 posted 237 days ago

Thanks Fish. This one is carved instead of turned.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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tonywood

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#11 posted 221 days ago

that looks great..

interested in how dry the wood was before you started to carve it.

Also did you dry it and if so how did you dry it..

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Raftermonkey

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#12 posted 221 days ago

Tony the blank was sealed with anchor seal when I got it. Don’t know what the mc% was then but I kept it put up for a couple years so I know it was good n dry when I carved it. If it’s drying methods you’re looking for you can search it here in the forums and find way more accurate and useful information than I can give you. I I’ve been sealing and saving wood for a few years now and keep adding to so I have a pretty good rotation of dry wood. And, I’ve carved some things still dripping wet because I didn’t mind if it warped or cracked a little.haha. Sorry I haven’t really helped in answering your question buddy.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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