Woodturning – I almost gave up on this piece (Rotten to the Core)

In this video I turn a piece of Ash which had lots of rot, I carried on turning it however truly didn't like how it was looking so as a last option I decided to burn the crap out of it !!
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– I almost gave up on this piece (Rotten to the Core)

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  1. Glad you didn’t give up on this one !!! It’s stunning 🤩 !!! And you messed that bugs whole world up 😂 😂

  2. Never worked with any stock that was rotten before, honestly I think it turned out beautiful.

  3. Such a pretty piece, Andy…! Some turnings are best kept in your “couldn’t bear to part with it” collection. Cheers, Mate…!

  4. Even though it was rotten to the core it sure turned out just great Andy. I really like the designs those electronic probes made in the work. They look like bushes and trees.

  5. This is stunningly beautiful. The grain on the bottom was an added bonus! Thank you very much, Mr Phillip, for sharing this gem and for the reminder to never give up.

  6. Amazing that so much beauty can come out of an old rotten chunk of wood. Glad you left the electrical designs in it. It’s awesome!!

  7. That woodlouse will have a heck of a story to tell her grandchildren! Beautiful work, as always Andy.

    1. And so it wasn’t ’til later,
      as the woodlouse turned the page
      that the piece of ash spinning wildly,
      turned lighter shade of beige…

  8. odd question, but did it feel different when working on this piece? i know that people in artistry business tend to be able to get a sixth sense (i get it with music) and so i was wondering if you could feel a noticeable difference working with this wood.

  9. Again with another masterpiece! Not gonna lie, when I saw the bug I was concerned. But you made something beautiful out of something that would have just rotted away. Thanks for sharing your talent!!

  10. What an amazing finished product! Thank you so much for sharing this and I’m so glad you didn’t give up on the work in progress.

  11. That was one of the best wood turns I’ve seen. Most people would give up and just drown it in resin. You instead decided to make it dark and brooding and give it a story on why there was a rotten spot. This bowl is straight up goth and I love it for it. Is it for sale?

    1. I just checked his website and I didn’t see it.

      But if I had, I’d have bought it!

  12. After seeing this, you should try this with some people… they’re rotten from the inside too and yet you should be able to make angels out of them.

    Jokes aside, yet again another piece of art 👌🏽 well done sir!!! Always a pleasure to watch your vids.

    1. You can turn them into angels, but you have to strap them to a lathe first! 😀

  13. votre travail est vraiment impressionnant, merci pour cette vidéo et encore bravo.

  14. Beautiful and unique I love it never used any wood that was a little bit rotten but a great way of recycling material

  15. I can’t be the only one that thought… “the bug that crawled out had to be REALLY dizzy”.

    Amazing work as always.

    1. I was amazed that it could walk. Poor thing, probably wondered wtf was happening. I’m still chuckling about it.

  16. Another death-defying, beautiful creation! I don’t have the guts to turn something that unbalanced!

  17. Andy, your conversion of a sowbug/pillbug condo into this striking piece of art is utterly amazing!

  18. Really glad you didn’t “Give Up” on that piece, as it turned out quite spectacular as usual. WOW! I kind of envision that might be what a piece of timber that survived a lightning strike might look like at its core. Truly amazing work with that. Thanks for sharing as always.

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