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    Cherry burl HF

    This was turned from a cap I sliced of the trunk from my burl score. Hind sight should have cut deeper into the trunk to get some solid strait grain for a more solid mount. Looked at this piece for weeks before I figured out how I was going to mount it. Cool to watch the tool cutting on the inside through the openings on the sides. Would have liked to hollow out the inside a bit more but felt it starting to get unstable. Rough turned 3-10 finish 12-10 tung BLO mix & wipe on poly. 7" & 3 1/2"
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    That's cool. I haven't work up the courage to work with something with that much voids. Very nice.

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    That is one gnarly lookin' piece of wood - pretty neat, though!!
    Quote Originally Posted by John Tomasello jr View Post
    Rough turned 3-10 finish 12-10
    Hmmmm.....?? I feel like Rip VanWinkle. Did I sleep through the year??

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    Amazing piece of work. I guess you had to spin it rather fast with all that dead air space.

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    Looks great John - lots of character!
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    Not brave enough to try something with that many voids. Congrats on a sweet hollow form.
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    That is a cool piece. Would like to try something similar but not quite so extreme to start with.

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    great job, takes guys to turn something like that, especially without a proper tenon.

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    Now that is purrty! Love the contrast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Keeton View Post
    Hmmmm.....?? I feel like Rip VanWinkle. Did I sleep through the year??
    I thought Steve was amazing in replying to posts before they were posted, but turning wood months before a day actually occurs... spooky.

    Nice looking piece of burl.

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    Really a nice looking piece. Boy that would definitely keep your attention.
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    Really great job. I love the voids. I give one vote for the thicker walls. I think that the piece is enhanced by having a solid appearance in contrast to the obviously insubstantial form.
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    All i can say John is !!WOW!!

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