Amazing grain- Crabapple root ball
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My first ever resin piece. spalted Crab Apple root ball with resin. Finished with Acks and OB shine Juice


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  Re: Amazing grain- Crabapple root ball by mtrainer90 (My first ever resin ...)
Looks great!!

Second and third things I ever turned (just last year) were this mallet and lamp from Yew root balls from my front yard. CRAZY grain. I hit what I thought was a bark inclusion but turned out to be dirt.  My carbide tool got dull quick lol. But it turned out great so I can't complain.


Benny

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  Re: Amazing grain- Crabapple root ball by mtrainer90 (My first ever resin ...)
Nice work! That turned out really well. Was that HVAC tape you used to contain the resin?
Luke

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Looks great! The video went too fast to tell, what was the finish?
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  Re: Amazing grain- Crabapple root ball by mtrainer90 (My first ever resin ...)
Nice job!
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Pictures?                                     .
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(03-03-2020, 03:19 PM)bennybmn Wrote: Looks great!!

Second and third things I ever turned (just last year) were this mallet and lamp from Yew root balls from my front yard. CRAZY grain. I hit what I thought was a bark inclusion but turned out to be dirt.  My carbide tool got dull quick lol. But it turned out great so I can't complain.



Benny

Is Yew nice to turn??  It sure looks nice.  I tried finding a piece that log that was 8" and I do not even see it for sale on EBay.   I like the lamp.


To poster.

I have not watched the video yet but will tomorrow.
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It was nice to turn I think because it was green. It was a PAIN to clean off first, because I literally dug it out of my yard. Actually I yanked it out with my buddy's winch. And it's gnarly, so you need to watch out for pebbles and stuff.
Benny

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That is a great video nd beautiful piece. How long did you let the root ball dry before turning?
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  Re: Amazing grain- Crabapple root ball by mtrainer90 (My first ever resin ...)
Pretty spectacular grain and I like the resin additions. One suggestion for next time is to sand using some rotary attachment on a drill (e.g. Tim Skilton pads) or stop every once in awhile and sand from end to end to get rid of the circumferential grooves. Since you've applied a satin to high gloss finish, it's easy to see the sanding marks on the exterior of your vase. It's a common saying among many turners that you spend way more time sanding and finishing than you do turning.
Still Learning,

Allan Hill
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