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323 views • February 25, 2022

Woodturning: The Myrtle Kiss !!

Adamsen Woodcraft
This amazing piece of myrtle burl was the subject of a concept I have wanted to try for quite some time. Given the unique shape of this burl cap, it was difficult to reveal a gentle curving shape while also maintaining some of the more interesting features of the natural edge and wood grain. It was a delicate balancing act of approaching the final form one millimeter at a time until the shape felt correct. In the end, I was left with one of the most annoying sanding jobs of my life, trying (and mostly failing) to avoid those nasty points and edges, being relegated to hand sanding for upwards of 6 hours. When my wife saw this piece for the first time, she said it looked like a meringue or a Hershey Kiss, hence the title! Please let me know what you think of this piece by leaving a comment below! I cannot always respond to every comment, but I make time to read each one. I always appreciate feedback, positive or negative. A lot of people as where I find unique wood and burls to turn. I won this particular myrtle burl cap in an Instagram auction by @worldwide_burl. Check him out! He has daily burl auctions. Follow me on Instagram: @adamsen_woodcraft Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdamsenWoodcraft Thanks again for watching! Product and referral links below: Use code ADAMSEN15 for 15% off Starbond products (short affiliate link): https://bit.ly/3hf4oJO Frogblanks.com has generously provided a 15% discount (not combinable with other offers) if you use code "YT-DAVID". Use that code and it will help me out too! If you're interested in my other projects, check out my website: https://www.adamsenwoodcraft.com All of the music used in this video came from: https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/45i3ed/ Products I use: My new buffing system: https://amzn.to/2BC90YG 3 inch Sanding Disks: https://amzn.to/2Zc6ccY My new right angle drill/sander: https://amzn.to/2A54CkB My favorite finish (Mahoney's Walnut products): https://amzn.to/31uM88z Pyrography Pen: https://amzn.to/2G5HJwU Carter & Son 5/8" Bowl Gouge: https://amzn.to/2G5YV5g Crown Diamond Parting Tool: https://amzn.to/2NIqsOj Tormek T-8 Sharpener with Woodturners Accessories: https://amzn.to/30D2iKA Five minute epoxy: https://amzn.to/2udSavt My camera: https://amzn.to/34Ef0Mo
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