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West Aust. Jarrah Burl

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Project by Bob Collins posted 10-18-2009 12:04 PM 1513 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictures 1,2,3,,4 are from the same burl. The guy sending it to me thought he was doing me a favour and saving postage by cutting all the natural edging of the top part of the burl. I cut into two to get natural poripine look on the plate in 1 and 2 adding a base to get the height. Salvaged a small portion of edging on 3 and 4 but the wood grains make it OK. Unlike the rot in pictures 5 and 6, Jarrah burls do not seem to have much rot or worm holes in them.
Pictures 5 and 6 and what Karson asked for, these are left overs from the Red Gum Burl slab and will give some idea of the rot.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.





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Indiana_Parrothead

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#1 posted 10-18-2009 01:29 PM

Very nice, I like how you did the base it really adds a lot to it. What material is the base?

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 10-18-2009 01:34 PM

Hi Indiana, The base is another piece of Jarrah burl, an off cut from another project. Thanks for the comment.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 10-18-2009 02:40 PM

Bob, The base you did for the first one makes it so unique. That is truly a piece of Art. I can’t stop looking at it. Absolutely gorgeous!

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#4 posted 10-18-2009 02:41 PM

Oh Bob each one is better than the last.
Keep going.
Rod

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#5 posted 10-18-2009 03:59 PM

Great turning work! They’re beautiful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 10-18-2009 04:22 PM

Cool vessel and neat wood

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#7 posted 10-18-2009 04:32 PM

Thanks for the additional pictures. That is some great looking wood. The turning are fantastic.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 10-19-2009 01:43 AM

Thanks again for your comments. I’m still in the learning and discovering process and the encouragement from fellow L.J’s has been great.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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