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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?
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 your right about 16 hours I spent on the carving Quicker to just turn 🙂
Love it Ed a real work of art have you tried a shoe brush on the wax that’s all I ever use
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 🙂
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