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post #1 of 13 Old 04-14-2011, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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New burl hollow form

It's a weird shape, but I like it a lot. Black cherry, about 8"x8". Pretty sure it had about 20 tubes of cheapo CA glue in it. (a friend of mine buys them for 4 for a dollar, and buys them by the box and gives me as much as I can use :)))

The pics are bad, but I'm not setting up everything for a "real" photo yet. It needs more sanding and more coats of thinned poly. The void looks neat

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What a spectacular piece of wood. I like the shape. I'll bet that was fun turning. Nice work.

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thanks! It was fun, actually. Didn't take too long either. I used a drill bit extension with a 2" sanding pad on the end, as a jamb chuck while using the tailstock to turn off the tenon. Worked really well, gonna have to make a real one with a cone on the shaft for even more support.

This piece was alright, but the other half of the burl, had some serious crap going on. I was taking some fine shavings as i was finish turning the top of the outside, and noticed what looked like a small head with antenna on my finger. Like small. Turned off the lathe and about 3 dozen black ants swarmed out. All of a sudden all the shavings in my shirt turned into ants (in my head), and I started the dance, haha Took a while to turn away the ants nest. Should have taken a pic. Centipedes and ants pouring out. yuck.
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Beautiful figure in that wood...a lot going on there. And it sounds like you missed out on a chance for the 'Funniest Videos' prize...Hope you weren't bitten. Our ants are mostly all biters, 'specially the little ones!

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That really looks cool. Great piece of wood and looks like you did it justice.

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Nice form. I bet it was nerve wracking turning so much air.
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it was actually easier with a big hole, haha. I was using a my captured bar rig, so it wasn't hard to hollow. The best part was the "self cleaning" aspect. The shavings just fly out. I bought a little $3 led light from walmart a few months back, took it apart, taped the lights to the end of the tool, and ran wires for the battery to where they'd be out of the way. I just stood there hollowing with my right hand, and watching the tool tip inside the vessel while i hollowed it.

Glad you folks like it! Since I don't buy wood, this was my first burl. And probably my last for a long time. I see them all the time in the local cherry trees around here (never in anything else though), but they don't belong to me.
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yes a beautiful piece love the shape and i got a lot o wood at the end of the drive way that i want to turn but when i cut them open ants poured out so i guess its better not to know and find out as you turn

knee deep in shavings
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Absolutely exquisite. Beautiful piece of wood. You did it proper.
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I see them all the time in the local cherry trees around here (never in anything else though), but they don't belong to me.
I've noticed a couple on our property as well, I've thought of "harvesting" them but the black cherry trees in our area seem to have such a hard time vs bugs and diseases, I would hate to cut one of the larger ones down....aaaaaand I do not have the skills to do it justice, as you have.

Oh and great idea with the led light.
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Thanks folks! While I was turning this, i was thinking "what a stupid shape!", haha. I guess I was wrong, as u all seem to like it, and it's definitely grown on me. Just one of those cases where the wood let me know, without a doubt, what shape I could get out of it.
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New burl hollow form

WOW,that is some purty wood,love it,looks like your going to end up with an awesome piece there

God Bless all
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Yeah, that's PURDY.
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