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Project by jeffro posted 244 days ago 1613 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What a beautiful treasure, Im sure a lot of you wood of dissected this jewel, for many projects. It was so awesome naturally that I wanted to do a one piece out of it, Letting the texture do the talking. It was a huge amount of work just removing the bark, it was a piece I played with for quite a wile. What a reward to finally put some finish on, it was a grain explosion, Finished with poly.

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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 244 days ago

What a uniquely handsome chair that made.

I’ve never come across a burl of that size.

Very nicely executed. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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grizzman

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#2 posted 244 days ago

yea yea yea, what a beauty, your right though, i would have been tempted to cut it up, there is so much beauty there, kinda hard to know there is so much more inside, but you did a fantastic job, and i sure do love it when the time comes for the finish, then it pops, i actually will use paint thinner and brush some on during the build so i can see the beauty before the actual finish day….its a woodworkers fix…lol….great job jeffro…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Von

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#3 posted 244 days ago

Actually, I have often wondered why anybody wouldn’t do exactly this with such a large burl, I don’t blame you at all for using the whole thing for one massively awesome chair. By the way, my shipping address is ...... I’ll worry abut where to put it in my small house when it get’s here. hehehe

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 244 days ago

Great when your hard work and patience produce such exciting results.

You are a master of the organic!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 244 days ago

Awesome…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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MalcolmLaurel

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#6 posted 244 days ago

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stefang

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#7 posted 244 days ago

Stunning!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 244 days ago

All of the above times 10. Now…....were you able to “save” some of the original burl, for some smaller projects, as you formed the chair?

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Spoontaneous

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#9 posted 244 days ago

I wish I was your neighbor. I’d be hawking over the fence all the time to see what amazing things you were in the process of creating. Never tire of your work.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 244 days ago

NO ONE can get more out of a piece of wood than you can! No matter what the original form, you seem to be able to visualize the perfect project for it.

That giant ear in the background is interesting.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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lightweightladylefty

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#11 posted 244 days ago

Jeffro,

What a truly unique way of displaying that fabulous burl!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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deon

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#12 posted 244 days ago

Amazing work, courage and vision

-- Dreaming patterns

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Eli Adamit

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#13 posted 243 days ago

Jeffro, A real huge treasure. Your decision to make a one piece of art from this burl, reminds me a case about a father who worked hard to bring the money for moderate level for living and education for the children. His eldest son, grown up and make good business and bought a piece of land which is enough for to houses with their yards. The son built his house in diagonal at the middle of the piece of land. His father asked him, why didn’t you built it at the half part and keep the option to build another house at the other part. The son answered to his father, I like it as I built it and I have enough money to allow myself not keeping the option for another house at the same piece of land. The father couldn’t understand his son…

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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mmh

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#14 posted 243 days ago

What a beauty you have created from this beast of a burl! Love your work! You can ship it over anytime! :)

-- "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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JPNpro

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#15 posted 243 days ago

now that’s a burl!

-- JPNpro@gmail.com

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