Bowl from poplar burl

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 08-03-2014 01:53 AM 973 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bowl from poplar burl.

-- Aaron

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#1 posted 08-03-2014 12:07 PM

Beautiful bowl, where is the story behind it?

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#2 posted 08-03-2014 05:31 PM

Perhaps this is no big thing for you, but I have never heard of Poplar burl and now that I have seen some I want some.. How hard was it to work? Its beautiful! The grain is so tight! Tell us more please.

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#3 posted 08-03-2014 06:15 PM

@mudflap4869: Ha, ha. No story. Literally just a chunk of wood that I had in inventory and it’s just what I grabbed :)

@xraydav: I live near Provo, Utah, a few miles from Craft Supplies USA ( I got it at their store. This block was under $20. I wouldn’t say it’s always in stock, but for me it’s not rare. I really like the way it ends up and it is easy to turn. BUT it’s soft and reminds me of punky, rotten wood. Because the finish has sort of sealed the surface you don’t see it so much in photos, but it has lots of small voids in it. You turn a little and more “openings” are exposed. And it is deceptively light in weight. People pick it up and expect it to be much heavier but it’s as light as a feather.

-- Aaron

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