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13th Jan 2011, 07:45 PM
Evening all,
I finished turning this one a while ago but finally finished oiling it recently. Wood is Coolibah Burl and the finish is Kunos oil. Bloody hard stuff to turn but worth it in the end, I would have loved going thinner but didn't want to risk loosing everything:rolleyes:


dai sensei
13th Jan 2011, 07:54 PM

13th Jan 2011, 08:04 PM
nice one corbs!

what size is it?

13th Jan 2011, 08:14 PM
Thanks guys, dimensions are 245x25. I'm working on a stand to do outboard turning so should be able to go a fair bit bigger when I figure out how to do it:)

Sawdust Maker
13th Jan 2011, 08:19 PM
Nice work :2tsup:

13th Jan 2011, 08:37 PM
Hey Corbs,

Very Nice, :2tsup: i love the Shape, someone is gunna Love it. (If I did something like that it wouldn't get past Quality Control, she would claim it before the real world got a chance to see it.)


13th Jan 2011, 08:38 PM
nice work corbs :2tsup:

13th Jan 2011, 10:00 PM
Nice work Corbs.

Here it would not get past Quality Control either. She would have it very quickly.

Keep up the good work.


13th Jan 2011, 10:20 PM
Nice one Corbs :2tsup: Plenty of Coolibah around here but the burls are always resiny and flaky - lucky bugga!

13th Jan 2011, 10:25 PM
Top stuhph Corbs!:2tsup::2tsup::)

The more I see of Kunos oil finishes the more I think I'll have to give it a go.

13th Jan 2011, 10:46 PM
Thanks again team:)

Art, Kunos Oil is the preferred finish for bowls & turnings at the local gallery

14th Jan 2011, 10:15 AM
hello Corbs,

Nice shape and very good finish. I like it.

BR Joe v K.

14th Jan 2011, 10:53 AM
The grain on that is like looking into the flames of a camp fire, all the shapes and tones are great. excellent work!

14th Jan 2011, 10:55 AM
Well done Andrew! Just love the Coolibah burl:2tsup:. It may be hard to turn but it finishes great!:;

27th Jan 2011, 12:42 PM
Very nice piece!

After getting my hands on some cooibah burl recently, I can fully appreciate the effort in your piece.
It would be the hardest timber on chisels that I have worked with, requiring constant sharpening, but certainly worth the effort.
Here's my couple of projects just completed in coolibah.

The first is a clock measuring about 350mm x 350mm and the bowl is
200mm x 55mm.

27th Jan 2011, 03:09 PM
Hi Corbs,
Thats a nice piece of burl. I was lucky enough to get some similar and turned up some bowls for gifts for the friends we stayed with in France and the US, told 'em it was from the tree the swaggie camped under!