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A couple more projects got finished today. The first one is an Ambrosia Maple serving tray for chips and dip that has been fractal burned on the inside. I made the mistake of trying to sand it on the lathe with all the black ash in there and it got into the fibers of the wood . So I took a skin cut on the inside to clean it up and a lot of the fine burned patterns were taken away. I left the deep burned grooves that seemed to really light up no matter where I put the electrodes…...... as shown here:





It is finished with lacquer on the outside and Watco Butcher Block Finish on the inside and then 3 stage buffed and waxed all over.

The other piece is a small pendant that I cut out of the scrap pistachio wood ( last photo) that I was throwing out. I wanted to see how it would look in that shape. It is finished with Danish oil and then 3 stage buffed and waxed.

Cheers, Jim

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Harnessing two of the most destructive powers known to man - electricity and fire - is impressive beyond belief, Jim. Very pretty stuff, in the end.
 

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Wow Jim, how many volts have you got going through the probes? Nice deep burns that could be filled with colored epoxy, ended up a nice dip tray. Like the pendent, always a use for scrap wood. Well done.
 

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OMG… What a HOT project!

Although it really is COOL! :)
 

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Great job Jim, love the bowl, have you considered doing a blog on how to build a Fractioal burner, I saved the transformer from an old unused microwave, but that's as far as I have gotten. PM me and let me know
 

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Mrkixx, many a video on ytube re factional burners using microwave transformers but for a 100% safe unit have a look at www.conestogaworks.com.
 

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Wohoooo that's on fire!
Lovely with these experiments all in the hunt for beauty.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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That just not only a hot project, Its smoking hot..We got a new microwave this summer, I saved the old one to try this sort of thing.
 

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You might say just hot off the press Jim. Well done.
 

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Wow Jim !!! Let there be fire !!!
 

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Is that fire in the hole or fire in the bowl. Jim, that's a wicked way to light up a bowl. Sure looks cool when its done. Nice work.
 

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Wow,Jim
Where is the pistacio?and beer?I came to late?
 

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Awesome technic, I'm so impressed and even frightened when I look at the process.
 

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Nice work Jim. A good assortment.

Cliff.
 

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those all look great Jim, I'm always amazed at the fractal burning.

The pendant is really nice, too. great looking wood and shows lots of patience working with a piece that small.
 

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Thank you all for the nice comments!!
It was a hot time in the barn the day I made that bowl!!!

Hi Bob, this is only 2000 volts from a microwave transformer. I think I had so much fire in there because the surface is not flat, but concave and the water settled in the low are pretty good and the fire followed it.

Hi Mrkixx. There are lot of You Tube videos on making this set up. I sent you one in a PM. I don't want to get to the point of describing just how to make one because of liability .But , you can find out everything you need to know from the videos. I think I have one out there on using mine somewhere too.
Here is s good one:

Hi Bambi. I had half a bag of pistachios and a beer right after finishing the bowl!!

Cheers, Jim
 

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That is really cool. Great job buddy
 

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thanks, Scott!!........Cheers, Jim
 

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Very cool turned out, I like))
 
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