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Duiker

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Hi all,

I've been away alot recently but I thought I would post a few pics of the latest bits.
This was a burl from briar root (they make pipes from it?)
 

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Duiker, I particulary like the 'Burl' and the 'Square' you obviously have an eye for unusual bits of wood.
 

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Thanks Chas,

The photo's don't do them justice to be honest. The flash brings out sanding rings that are not visible normally too.

I like to turn unusual pieces but keep the form "simple". It can be a little "hairy" at times but its worth it in the end I feel. I've bought a couple more of the burls since and hope to get them done this weekend. The biggest problem is they are actually a root and stones are not uncommon. Plays havoc with chisels and the grinder is kept busy!
 

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Duiker":5to3tgwm said:
Thanks Chas,

The photo's don't do them justice to be honest. The flash brings out sanding rings that are not visible normally too...snip..
I have had similar results and spend a high percentage of the finishing time sanding with the grain whilst stationary.

Having been particularly frustrated with some turning/sanding rings that would not disappear on one piece (I thought I had 'dragged' the fibres during turning), I investigation further under magnification which showed that they were actually features of the wood, medulla rays perhaps? that no amount of stock removal would clear.
 

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I sent the link of this thread to my wife. She replied just now:

Subject: Correction

MY WIFE HAS BOUGHT ME SOME more burls:))
thank you
xxxx

:lol: :roll:
 
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