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Posted on What to do with an odd burl

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#1 posted 11-09-2018 11:43 AM

When turning a burl there are no guarantees. While took some outstanding photos really not seeing everything you are seeing. Would mount between centers to get basic bowl outside shape. If used my spur drive center in the headstock or worm screw mounted in my chuck would turn either a tenon or recess so can mount in chuck to turn inside of the bowl.

The time and cost of stabilizing not something would want to take on. Prefer to leave voids, cracks, or holes natural. Yes, you need to watch your tool control so don’t do lot of damage. My way of saying take it easy when tuning inside.

Can always use epoxy to fill voids, cracks or holes before turning or as you turn also. Question then is whether to leave epoxy clear or dye it.

-- Bill

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