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    Milling a 4k y.o. kauri log into 6 x 2's (BIG mistake! ) I cut the burls off to sit the rail flat. After seeing what the log exposed, I sliced the burls and came up with a pretty picture. Now they are gathering dust as I can't decide what to carve them into.
    and it is bugging me. Flowers? Any idea's please. 20201209_121912.jpg
    Arthur B-P

  • #2
    Oh, those beautiful pieces give me too many ideas. My suggestions are that if you want to do just one side, do a landscape with a small hill or distant mountains on the wide end and a farm complex on the narrow end. If you want to do both pieces, do a seascape.
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    • #3
      I like relief carvings too, but a "busy" design will compete with the burl grain figure. Perhaps an animal shape, stylized and simple.

      I have a Kauri bowl made of "6,000 year old" wood. The simple lines bring out the amazing details of the wood.
      Last edited by pallin; 09-16-2022, 11:54 AM.

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      • #4
        My first thought was fish. Like at a fish market, you know, when they are laid out for sale. Actually, that's what I thought the pic was, until I looked at it more closely.

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        • #5
          I like Lora's designs done as wood burnings. The grain of the wood will show through beautifully.

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          • #6
            Looking at the work you have done, I can see this in a table top. Or peacock feathers! Ha ha!

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            • #7
              Miniature duck decoy left natural to show the grain of the burl the best.

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              • #8
                Now that's a new one! Inspired me to whack off another chunk from the log. 4k kauri log.jpg
                Arthur B-P

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                • #9
                  If they were glued up the could be carved to make a deep serving platter or made into something like the attached piece. Beautiful grain patterns so I would go with something that showcases the grain patterns rather than put artwork on it that would tend to hide the natural beauty of the wood a bit. Just my 2 cents worth.

                  Where abouts in NZ are you? I am In Auckland Don't suppose you would consider parting with one of the burl setsI If interested give me a call on (09) 817 3438

                  cheers
                  Glenn
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                  Last edited by Glenn Jennings; 09-25-2022, 05:26 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Glenn Jennings View Post
                    If they were glued up the could be carved to make a deep serving platter or made into something like the attached piece. Beautiful grain patterns so I would go with something that showcases the grain patterns rather than put artwork on it that would tend to hide the natural beauty of the wood a bit. Just my 2 cents worth.

                    Where abouts in NZ are you? I am In Auckland Don't suppose you would consider parting with one of the burl setsI If interested give me a call on (09) 817 3438

                    cheers
                    Glenn
                    Wow, Glenn, that's a beautiful bowl! Did you carve it?
                    Arthur

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                    • #11
                      Beautiful piece of work Glenn! I am in Glenbrook, if you are over this way, come and help yourself. Another 2 truckloads arriving this week from Alfriston, some quite large, - like 2 metre diameter.
                      Arthur B-P

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                      • #12
                        Hi Arthur
                        This pretty small 260mmx60x50 and was in my mates wood pile so i burgled it. Was just a tiny bit of burl in it But I liked the natural shape of it so just carved out the bowl threw a bit of artwork at it and put it on a base. I kind of like it.

                        Hi Arthur
                        Many thanks for your call today I will be in touch after the clinic meeting on 3rd oct. Roughly what size are the pieces?

                        That is beautiful stuff. Perhaps you should make something out of it and sell it on ebay or trade me. My biggest problem with making stuff is that once made i never want to part with it hehehe.

                        ​​​​​​​Looking forward to coming out and catching up with you . As promised I will bring a couple of the guitars with me for you to have a look at.

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                        • #13
                          Good one! Hope the recovery goes well for you.

                          The burl pcs are 150mm long from memory.

                          Nah. Trade me searchers are after bargains and don't pay what something is worth.

                          mac burl 500.jpg

                          If you are after burls, the above is a 500mm Mac burl.

                          oak burl.jpg

                          On the other hand is you want to go crazy, try something with this oak branch cut.

                          celtic cross (2).jpg

                          I lied before ( senior moment ). I HAVE done some whittling, - of sorts. This is a Celtic cross, 4 inch thick oak, soaking in lion oil as it was to be used on a grave headstone. Carved both sides. 10 years in situ and still has not cracked up. All weathers.

                          Aaah the fun of timber and a knife eh?
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                          • #14
                            Wow (Have no other words!! Whittling???)

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                            • #15
                              That macrocarpa burl I would be interested in. I have a thing for burl timber it just pushes all my buttons. So put my name on it Arthur.

                              Love the cross you carved. Beautiful work and nicely finished. Looking forward to having a drool in your workshop. hehehehe.

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