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post #1 of 10 Old 03-04-2009, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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This is a juniper burl that I used for a floor lamp base. It had some big ugly checks in it and looked like it would fall apart, but it wont. I couldn't pry them apart with a screwdiver.

Just to make it look a little better, and for some insurance, I put a couple of long dowels through it, and plugged the holes with juniper plugs. Then completely filled in the checks with epoxy mixed with dust from my beltsander bag.

If anyone wants to see the rest of this piece, I posted it in the finished projects. Heres the link. http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/b...oor-lamp-8858/


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Hey Juni,
I don't think that will hold up to well and it's really ugly and attrocious. You better send it to me so I can properly dispose of it far away from your homeland so no one will ever be able to associate it with you. You can just say thanks, I'd do it for anybody.
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Hey Juni,
I don't think that will hold up to well and it's really ugly and attrocious. You better send it to me so I can properly dispose of it far away from your homeland so no one will ever be able to associate it with you. You can just say thanks, I'd do it for anybody.
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Appreciate you generous offer Mike, but I think I'll try to live with it for awhile.

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Great work. Thanks for sharing.
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I got a plug cutter for Christmas and it sure comes in handy. Especially for the lamp I am trying to make that is inspired by your's. Except mine is going to be made from a chunk of gnarly osage that I was not sure had grown together well enough.

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I got a plug cutter for Christmas and it sure comes in handy. Especially for the lamp I am trying to make that is inspired by your's. Except mine is going to be made from a chunk of gnarly osage that I was not sure had grown together well enough.
I would be curious to see it when you are done. I never even thought about this kind of woodworking when I lived in Oklahoma, but have wondered about that osage since then. Is that same as what TT referred to as Bois'd'arc or something like that? My relatives in Oklahoma pronounce it Bo-dark.

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Hey Juni,
I don't think that will hold up to well and it's really ugly and attrocious. You better send it to me so I can properly dispose of it far away from your homeland so no one will ever be able to associate it with you. You can just say thanks, I'd do it for anybody.
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I love this board. Every time someone posts something awesome, 98% of the time the next post is: "That________ looks horrible... you better send it to me! "

And it's funny every stinkin time! :^)


and, nice lamp!

and Mike, when you're done lookin at that ugly thing, you can send it to me!

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wow the first thing i noticed was the face on that ugly thing. great work wish i could find things like that.
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Ryan,
That's actually one of the highest compliments on this site, at least in my book. And I figure one of these days I'll catch somebody sleeping and they'll actually send it to me.
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Well I think I could find a nice spot for it in my dining room after Mike and Ryan get done with it. And I wont tell a soul were it came from. Unless they want one them selves.
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