Cherry burl with bark inclusion

Discussion in 'Non-Segmented Turnings Forum' started by Frank Smith, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith Member

    I just finished this up yesterday. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

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  2. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Nice.
    What did you finish it with?
     
  3. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith Member

    Thank you sir! I rubbed a coat of BLO on it, let it dry really good and then about ten coats of lacquer. I would have preferred to use a satin finish but my wife loves a glossy finish.
     
  4. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Nice job
     
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  5. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith Member

    Thanks Bob!
     
  6. Arlin Eastman

    Arlin Eastman Member

    Wonderful job Frank I really really like it a lot. Where do you get your burl anyway? We have had some for pen blanks but that is all.
     
  7. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith Member

    Thanks Arlin. I get most of my burl from a guy on facebook. His account is Magic Under the Bark. Check him out he has some really good prices. It's mostly Cherry and Maple burl.
     
  8. Arlin Eastman

    Arlin Eastman Member

    Well that option is out since I do not have a facebook account. My wife tried to show me and it is hard enough figuring this site an woodnet out. After she seen my absolute confussion she told me NOT to get an account.
     
  9. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith Member

    Well, let's just solve that problem. Tell me what you're interested in and I'll look for you.
     
  10. Arlin Eastman

    Arlin Eastman Member

    Frank

    I do not know what we need since we have never done one before???? Maybe something of a bowl or vase size I guess. I also could use a ton of advise since I seen a lot of them done but do not know the trouble areas to look for. On a pen we just put some CA glue and poof it was good to go. lol
     
  11. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith Member

    That's the interesting thing about a burl, you never know what you're going to encounter as you turn it. I'l see if I can find you a good one and I'll let you know.
     
  12. Arlin Eastman

    Arlin Eastman Member

    Thanks Frank. Let me know how much and I will see what she can scrape together.
    I do not have an allowance for the next 18 months due to it going to help pay for the new Air Con and Furnace of which we did not have last year.
     
  13. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith Member

    Don't worry about the cost Arlin. I'll find one that I like and the cost will be on me. I appreciate you helping the vets and want to help in any way that I can.
     
  14. Arlin Eastman

    Arlin Eastman Member

    Frank

    Does this person have an email address you can PM me with? A few things we can never get is Cherry and Maple and burls and wondering if this person will work with us to supply us at a modest price?

    Thanks
     
  15. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith Member

    Arlin,
    I just sent him a PM on Facebook asking for his email address. I'l forward it to you when I get it. His stuff is priced very reasonable.
     
  16. Arlin Eastman

    Arlin Eastman Member

    Thanks Buddy
     
  17. Arlin Eastman

    Arlin Eastman Member

    Frank

    Can you PM me with that info and not put it out in the public. Lot of people do not like spam. Then you can delete this.
     
  18. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith Member

    Sure. This guy likes all of the publicity he can get so I thought others on here might want to contact him but I'll remove it just in case.
     
  19. Arlin Eastman

    Arlin Eastman Member

    It is OK with me if he wants it there I just thought of his security.
     

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