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Debarking and cleaning a new burl

Drill press (used for circular pendants)

Initial sanding with belt sander

Ready to sand!

The wood burl epoxy acrylic hybrid technique requires a lot of time and patience. Once a burl has been dried, debarked and cleaned, it needs to be stabilized under vacuum. The desired piece of the burl is then cut out on the band saw. Then the slices are arranged in a weigh boat and dyed epoxy acrylic is added. Epoxy is cured overnight in a pressure pot.  Then the fun begins! 

Next, I choose the shape of the piece and cut it out using a band saw or a drill press.  Rough sanding is performed on a belt sander. Multiple rounds of hand sanding are performed; 3 rounds of dry, 5 rounds of wet, 5 rounds of super fine, and repeat if needed. Next several rounds of buffing on the buffing lathe, and at least 3 polish steps using the Dremel. Next comes creating and adding the hardware....!!