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Jarrah Knobby Burl and Resin Platter.

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Project by BobWemm posted 10-12-2021 05:18 AM 427 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

WOW !! This was real fun, it took hours to clean out all the loose bark and other stuff from all the hollows in this piece of Knobby burl. (I don’t know what else to call it) Once that was done the next step was to cut a circle, construct a dam and fill it with resin. Mistake No.1 was to use a opaque blue, as well as powdered gold and silver. There was too much blue to throw out so I had to use it, but topped up with clear to make it not so blue. Lesson learned.
The finished platter is 12 inches diameter and 1 1/2 inches tall.
Sanded to 400 and sprayed with Bondall Clear varnish.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking.
C & C Welcome.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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#1 posted 10-12-2021 10:01 AM

Awesome work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 10-12-2021 10:21 AM

really unique – great job

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 10-12-2021 12:13 PM

WOW.That turned out great. It is so unique..Nice work on it….........Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 10-12-2021 12:37 PM

Nice! I like the blue, very fetching piece and attractive, thanks for showing us.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#5 posted 10-12-2021 12:48 PM

It shows well with the two colors. The wood looks more like a sponge and very interesting. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 10-12-2021 01:56 PM

One of the best uses of resin I’ve seen…

Unique for sure, very interesting to look at…

Well done…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 10-12-2021 03:15 PM

man that is just plain cool looking.well worth the time spent.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#8 posted 10-12-2021 03:54 PM

very nice, inspiring, winter is almost here and \I have my lathe repaired and modified, will have to get busy.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 10-12-2021 08:36 PM

Wow, that is awesome!

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#10 posted 10-12-2021 10:38 PM

Thanks for the comments Guys.

Glad you like it.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 10-12-2021 11:00 PM

It looks Awesome Bob! The things that you come up with are so interesting! Love it keep them coming!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 10-13-2021 12:16 AM

That is very cool looking. Definitely unique.

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#13 posted 10-13-2021 03:44 AM

Never seen anything quite like it. I actually like the color contrast. That’s also the wildest piece of wood I think I have ever seen. Excellent job !!! Mike

-- MEL, Kansas

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#14 posted 10-14-2021 02:16 AM



Never seen anything quite like it. I actually like the color contrast. That s also the wildest piece of wood I think I have ever seen. Excellent job !!! Mike

- mel52

Mike, That is exactly what I thought when I saw that piece of wood. I had no idea what I would do with it but it just had to follow me home.

Thanks for the feed back.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#15 posted 10-14-2021 02:17 AM



It looks Awesome Bob! The things that you come up with are so interesting! Love it keep them coming!

- woodshaver Tony C

Thanks Tony, I always try to make something different apart from bowls and grinders.
Been a bit occupied with other stuff lately.
Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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