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nev

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This is probably one of those 'HLIAPO-String' questions but...
I was in the shop and there it was, and only a fiver, so i thought 'why not?'. Now I've got it home I have absolutely no idea what to do with it. :?
An oak burr, or to be more accurate, part of an oak burr. it has a sawn side so i don't think i can go for the NE Saturn ring type bowl.
I'm stumped! the only thing i can think of is cutting it round with the burr on top and having a bumpy top edge bowl.

So if was yours what would you do with it ? how do i make the most of it? suggestions on a postcard please :wink:

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you could cut it and get some nice box blank material from it, its a pity about the straight sawn sides- if it was mine i would probably cut it up and cast with it
 

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I think I would try to cut the biggest circle possible out of it and core it to obtain more than one natural edge bowl. The off cuts can probably be used either for smaller bowls, hollow forms, boxes or pens.
 

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I normally flatten the middle of the bark side of odd shape burs with a fostner bit by moving it around till there is a flat bit to take a face plate or screw chuck and make a natural edge bowl good luck with it, it should be good whatever you decided to do with it
 

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Trimmed the furthest edges off the burr and got a couple of small pen blanks, including this littl'un...

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So its looking pretty good for a pretty bowl or whatever when i get brave enough. a fiver well spent :)
 

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nev

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A bowl eventually fell out of it.
Not sure if i like it or not though :? maybe a bit too busy??

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Oh well, they cant all be winners i suppose. :(
 

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I think it is the most beautiful bit of wood I have seen in a long time and you have done it proud a good heavy duty practical bowl well done considering you didnt know what to do with it at the start and well worth the £5 you paid for it
 

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Lovely bit of timber mate. You did well.
Only just saw this topic & was going to suggest a vee shaped glue block on the cut edges to grip it and start hollowing the bark side. 'tis a thing of beauty though, and well worth the £5-er you paid for it.
 

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Nev ,just seen this it's a real beauty ,not a bit too busy .A really super bit of turning ,beautiful grain and a great finish well done . =D> =D>
 
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