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Woodmonkey

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Started having a go at this thing this afternoon, I'm fairly sure it's lime
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Got as far as roughing the outside. It's pretty soft and quite brittle, not sure how well it will hold together. TBC tomorrow...
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Looks a bit dangerous that one!

Hope you're covered up well against the hard bits flying everywhere!
 

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that's a well done there old son. A very tricky piece to turn and no mistake. You've really max'd the size to what you had with the burr too and its a beauty. That would sell for a few quid in a decent gallery I'm sure.
 

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A brave thing to turn and a job well done. I have had a good read but you don't say what finish you have used on it
 

Woodmonkey

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Thanks everyone. Finish was a few coats of shellac & a few coats of wax
 

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I like it.

I really do need to start this posting some of my attempts. Nothing as exotic as new zealand wood tho!
 

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I Too have a lime burr waiting to be turned its very soft and I did remove the bark exposing the outer surface to give me a lumpy effect its as you say soft but its ready to turn now just hope it comes out as good as yours that's a lovely piece something that's a keeper for sure.
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I've made up my mind... I'm new to this wool turning deal. And I now know burls are my favourite. After seeing this peace... Stunning. My vocabulary doesn't contain enough Words to describe how beautiful I think it is.<3
 

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Thanks for all the nice feedback. I have a much bigger birch burr to have a go at next week too, just need to remember my chainsaw as it needs trimming a bit before it goes on the lathe
 

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That's a stunning bit of work - I wouldn't have expected anything like that amount of colour in lime. There's loads of it around here, so I'll have to keep my eyes open for some.
 

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Great feat of turning , one for your home I would expect . Thank you for the WIP. it really helps to see pieces like this from start to finish .
You did a great job with the finish too ,shows it off to its full beauty . =D> =D>
 

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Woodmonkey":4dh4zztc said:
Thanks for all the nice feedback. I have a much bigger birch burr to have a go at next week too, just need to remember my chainsaw as it needs trimming a bit before it goes on the lathe
I also have loads of silver birch burr just a tip don't let it go too far before turning coz it rots in front of your eyes
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Bill
 
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