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Thread: Maple Burl Hollow Form

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    Maple Burl Hollow Form

    I was given a truckload of maple burl a few weeks ago and my first turning from it this weekend is a 14.5 inch tall by 8 inch diameter vase. It is shown with only a danish oil finish and it will get either a poly final coat or lacquer finish.

    The figure is incredible and popped when the oil was applied.

    My wife has a spot picked out for it in the house already.

    2018-05-20_09-04-33 by Scott Ward, on Flickr
    "Everything will be alright in the end.... If it isn't alright, then it isn't the end!"

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    Very nice vase, maple Burl is my favorite Burl, I love it by the truckload.

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    Youser - that's an awesome piece of burl and craftsmanship. Well done, Scott.
    Maker of Fine Kindling, and small metal chips on the floor.
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    Wonderful looking HF Scott! Well done.
    Sid Matheny
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    That's gorgeous!!

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    as you said..the figure is incredible!!!!

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    Very nice. Well done.
    Where did I put that?

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    Very nice.

    Jay

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    I want one!

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    great wood and workmanship
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    Thanks for the comments. This piece certainly made the lathe hop a few times. Had it come off the lathe once. I was about 6 inches down in the interior, got a catch and it sent 20lbs spinning about 1000rpm went straight up seemed to hover for a few seconds before landing next to the lathe, bouncing and spinning like a top. Not a dent, scratch, crack on the piece. I got lucky.
    "Everything will be alright in the end.... If it isn't alright, then it isn't the end!"

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    This is STUNNING
    Change One Thing

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