Natural Edged Maple Burl Bowl I Saw

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Blog entry by WoodArtbyJR posted 07-19-2010 10:47 PM 1120 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On my way from the ferry to the Sounders game yesterday my wife & I passed a Woodworking Store (in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle on First) that sold handcrafted items. Displayed in the window was a natural edged maple burl bowl probably close to 20” in dia & close to 12” high that was simply GEORGOUS. The chest it was sitting on was beautiful as well. It was in the same shape as my maple bowl I just posted. I told my wife that the cost of the burl alone was several hundred $ and told her that Greg @ OregonBurls in Grants Pass OR would probably have something like this (the seed is planted). I have no idea who the artist is that turned this bowl but it is a sight to see. There’s something about that natural edge of a maple burl that just grabs me. I love what Bill (taidsturning) does but that natural edge is something of beauty. If any of you locals are in Pioneer Square, look for this store and look at this bowl. I wish I had a picture of it to share.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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