Burr Oak with Burr Horse Chestnut Base

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  • #3811
    ed (the amateur) turner
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    Well I thought it was about time that I posted a few bits of what I’ve been up too.

    This is a piece of Burr Oak that I decided to mount on a Burr Horse Chestnut base. The base has been turned and carved to represent a root.

    Oak Burr is 320mm x 130mm and the base is 150mm x 150mm

    Base has been finished with Chestnut aerosol melamine gloss lacquer. The Burr Oak has been finished finished with Chestnut Microcrystalline Wax and buffed with the Chestnut buffing system.

    There’s a bit of wax residue showing in the splits in the burr I’m thinking to go over it with a hot air gun as anybody tried this or do you have another way of dealing with this?

  • #3818
    brodylee
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    Blimey Ed that’s a stunning piece! ! !  Love the idea of carving the base as a root. It ties both together really well.

    Although,  you demonstrate far more patients than i have, it must have taken blummin’ ages to get it that good.

    Very, very well made sir!

    Brody

  • #3824
    ed (the amateur) turner
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    Brody your right about 16 hours I spent on the carving Quicker to just turn 🙂

    Ed

  • #3829
    woody
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    Love it Ed a real work of art have you tried a shoe brush on the wax that’s all I ever use

  • #3830
    ed (the amateur) turner
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    Thanks Woody I was going to try a nail brush and if that don’t clean it out a blow torch a little heat will move it 🙂

     

    Ed

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