Out of the frying pan, or fire rescue #4

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Project by bigogre posted 136 days ago 1083 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out as a big chunk of spalted maple that a friend of mine had spinning on the lathe. After the tenon sheared off, he was left less than a quarter inch of mass on the bottom, so he couldn’t safely get it mounted on the lathe, and the project was scrapped. I claimed it, shaped it, and then i took a butane torch to it. Turned out …..interesting.

I think am going to start using the jack tumbler for size reference from now on. 10 inches across and 6 inches high, finished with boiled linseed oil and paste wax.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 136 days ago

I always love your work. every piece is unique and beautiful. Great work sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 136 days ago

Great save. You created a very interesting piece!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#3 posted 136 days ago

I hope this beautiful save gets as much use as your Jack Daniels!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 136 days ago

Looks great, very interesting finish and shape.

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

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#5 posted 135 days ago

Fantastic save!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#6 posted 135 days ago

Very interesting.

-- Naz

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#7 posted 135 days ago

Way Cool !!! I like the burning technique you used,and the way you shaped this piece.

-- Dennis Stallings; I am what I am,And that's all what I am...

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#8 posted 135 days ago

Interesting shape and techniques! So, is it a BBQ Potato chip bowl?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 135 days ago

BBQ chip bowl, I think you might be on to something… might have to start a new line of pieces…. bbq bowls.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#10 posted 135 days ago

Very nice piece and very unique ….you did an excellent job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#11 posted 135 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#12 posted 135 days ago

Ingenuity creates many a masterpiece…great salvage job… you might consider experimenting with cherry and flame woo hoo gorgeous stuff from trial and error ! Nice job friend ! nice job indeed !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#14 posted 134 days ago

Very interesting.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 132 days ago

Oh my! That’s awesome!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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