What a weekend!

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  • kwgeorge
    Veteran Member
    • Jan 2004
    • 1419
    • Alvin, TX, USA.

    What a weekend!

    What a weekend! I have made angles until I think I can now make them with my eyes closed! Dang that Nick Cook and his article anyway. Never let your wife page through your turning magazines. All together I made about 20 I think and out of those my wife pulled back 3 that she decided she could not part with.

    The first one to the left is made from Ambrosia Quilted Maple and Brazilian Cherry, the middle one is Bloodwood and Narra and the one on the right is Black Walnut with Butternut. I played around with the shapes and sizes just a bit to see what I liked the best. I sure hope she donít make me turn another angle for awhile!

    This is my favorite thing this weekend. I picked up a box of Maple Burl. It is cut sections right off of the burl and then kiln dried. Most of it still has the bark on it so you know what I am going to try! Anyhow this stuff is fairly hard to turn as it is soft maple and tears and shows tool marks very easily. I made a simple form box just to show off the figure of the wood.

    Let me know what you think!
  • Whaler
    Veteran Member
    • Dec 2002
    • 3281
    • Sequim, WA, USA.
    • DW746


    I am going to have to get out the dictionary, I'm tired of saying absolutely beautiful.



    • mudder
      Veteran Member
      • Jul 2003
      • 1532
      • I live in a house
      • Delta 36-650

      quote:Originally posted by Whaler


      I am going to have to get out the dictionary, I'm tired of saying absolutely beautiful.
      Yep, I agree.

      I am also tired of saying.

      YOU SUCK!

      Gotta find something new to say.
      Nice box, and those angles are superb.



      • boblon
        Senior Member
        • Aug 2003
        • 727
        • Florida, USA.

        Yes beautiful Ken. I agree, you are going to make us get our Thesaurus's out.

        That box is special. Almost like you imbedded a burl rose in the center of it. It's great when little suprises like that happen.

        "Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgement."


        • Stytooner
          Roll Tide RIP Lee
          • Dec 2002
          • 4301
          • Robertsdale, AL, USA.
          • BT3100

          Great looking stuff, Ken. Angels are hot items all the time. The burl sure is fine looking too.


          • Mort
            Established Member
            • Dec 2003
            • 311
            • Ellenton, FL - winter, USA.

            Really pretty box, I like the look of the burl, the angels are very nice also. Haven't turned any thing still working on setting up the winter shop.
            Even a blind hog finds an acorn from time to time.


            • Pappy
              The Full Monte
              • Dec 2002
              • 10453
              • San Marcos, TX, USA.
              • BT3000 (x2)

              Mahvelous, Simply Mahvelous!

              The burl box is fantastic!
              Don, aka Pappy,

              Wise men talk because they have something to say,
              Fools because they have to say something.


              • CrashResq
                Established Member
                • Apr 2003
                • 199
                • Okmulgee, OK, USA
                • Ryobi BT3100

                20!!! and a burl box!!! I think an intervention is required... obviously Ken isn't eating, sleeping, etc...

                Outstanding angels Ken... I've started 1... not 20... just 1 LOL and the burl box is just amazing. I think we turn just so we can see what is hidden in the wood.

                Bill (in OK)
                Bill (in OK)


                • GeekMom
                  Senior Member
                  • Dec 2004
                  • 752
                  • Bonney Lake, WA.
                  • Shopsmith Mark V

                  Ken, as usual your work is pulchritudinous! (Yes, I got out my thesaurus!) It's amazing what comes from within the wood.