Maple burl from Andy

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This is the final piece of maple burl that I received from Andy. I’ve had it sitting on the floor next to the lathe for a week in the hopes that I would come up with a plan for it. Since that didn’t happen I decided to mount it between centers and just start turning it until it designs itself. I’m currently at the hollowing stage, and I should be done today.

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It’s looking good! I love those gnarly, barky pieces.
 

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Cool looking piece, got a great shape. Looks like in addition to the bark, you've got some pinks and other colors that are appearing, going to be a great looking form!
 

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It’s about 12:45 pm local time. I’ve been at it for about two hours. I’ve run into some exciting stuff I wanted to share. My land bridges are really gonna test my hand. When I pull this off, it’s gonna be a cool piece. (Have to be confident, have to be con..)
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Man that piece has a lot going on in it. :cool: Love the form so far.:good2:
 
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Stopped and it’s currently an inch thick. Going to do some ca reinforcement before I finish the last 3/4” of hollowing.

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Current local time is around 8am. I’m just taking it slow. I’ve got about 4 places that I’m a little worried about. Hopefully the CA was enough to hold it together. I’m planning on wrapping it with stretch wrap as well.
 

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Well, I think I liked it better with the bark on. To late now, here’s what’s left of it. A big part of me wants to take off 1/4”, but I think that would be a dumb idea. (Which means I’ll probably do it anyway)

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I liked the bark on it also,that being said,that is an awesome piece,it amazes me that someone can turn something that looks like it should fall apart. :good2: :good2: :popcorn:
 

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The last pic is intriguing what with the lighting you captured! Love the tutorial, and can't wait to see the finished product! Chuck
 

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I gave it a few days and it just kept bothering me. If this piece was twice as big, I think it would be okay to leave it 1/2” to 5/8” thick. Since it’s not twice as big, I think it needs to be closer to 1/4”. I know better, but I’m putting it back on the lathe to lose some weight. I’m gonna push for 1/4” but we will see. I’m confident nothing bad is going to happen because I’m using duct tape. :lol2:

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Time for a GoPro and set it up for time lapse. We need to see the thing fly apart.....if it does. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m praying it doesn’t!!! Just need to see it if it does....... incredible...you and Barb, turning that air.
 

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Did you guys even look at the picture? The duct tape makes everything okay...
 

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Everything held together, I’m going to turn away the bottom and do all the sanding and finish work off the lathe. I’ll post some pictures when it’s finished. Thank’s for following along and all the support.
 
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