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Lace maple burl. 5 1/2” wide, 11 1/2” long 3” tall. Finished with wipe on poly and Briwax.
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#1 posted 11-27-2013 09:12 AM
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#2 posted 11-27-2013 11:10 AM
That sure is a beautiful piece of wood.Congratulations, and thanks for showing.
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#3 posted 11-27-2013 01:05 PM
Very nice creation there. The timber is spectacular. Where’d ya come up with that chunk of wood?
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#4 posted 11-27-2013 01:38 PM
Outta sight, Zeke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#5 posted 11-27-2013 03:24 PM
WOW ~~ That’s is amazingly beautiful!! Great job !!
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#6 posted 11-27-2013 04:23 PM
Beautiful bowl, is that finish you used food safe?
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#7 posted 11-27-2013 06:33 PM
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.
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#8 posted 11-27-2013 09:15 PM
WOW! Now that is a great display of nature at its finest! Outstanding use of this stunning piece!
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#9 posted 12-02-2013 05:46 PM
Gorgeous bowl! Great shape and finish and the burl looks amazing. Excellent turning!
#10 posted 12-03-2013 02:24 AM
Thanks Fish. This one is carved instead of turned.
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#11 posted 12-18-2013 11:11 PM
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..
#12 posted 12-19-2013 03:22 AM
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.
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