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Project by Jimnl posted 12-10-2015 11:59 PM 1227 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A piece of worm-eaten maple burl. I wasn’t sure what to do with it for a long time so its at partially turned on a shelf for about a year. Then it hit me, epoxy! I was pleasantly surprised to see all the sawdust in the holes darken and stay dark when the epoxy dried.

-- to turn or not to turn, is that really a question?

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#1 posted 12-11-2015 02:21 AM

Two great projects, Wood turning is one of the best ways to bring out the beauty of pieces of wood that most likely would not been used for other things. I love the colors of your projects, I have other things going one now but hope to have time to do some more lathe work this winter. you inspire me.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 12-11-2015 07:12 AM

Good looking platter and colourful bowl Jimnl. Your wife picked out a great present for you.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 12-11-2015 03:15 PM

Beautiful bowl

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 12-11-2015 09:01 PM

That came out really nice! I absolutely love that look!

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#5 posted 12-12-2015 06:39 AM

Did you just pour in loose sawdust and wipe off the excess or did you glue sawdust in the holes and then cover with epoxy?? Beautiful piece of work, probably better than it would have been if the wood was perfect to start with.

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#6 posted 12-12-2015 12:17 PM

Beautiful pieces´╝ü


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#7 posted 12-12-2015 03:35 PM

The sawdust is from the worms. Basically worm poo

-- to turn or not to turn, is that really a question?

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