Burled Burly Burl

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Project by BENTWOOD posted 09-29-2014 12:55 AM 4565 views 9 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi LJ’s!

I have not posted projects for many moons so thought to post some recent wood burl rings.
Buckeye, Afzelia, Amboyna and California Buckeye

I love the dramatic randomness of burl…so says I, the randomly dramatic girl. :)



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#1 posted 09-29-2014 01:02 AM

These look amazing.very nice work Shannon

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 09-29-2014 01:04 AM

Thanks Jim! I appreciate your feedback.


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#3 posted 09-29-2014 01:16 AM

Very beautiful !!

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#4 posted 09-29-2014 01:20 AM

Those look great, Shannon. The one on the bottom right is spectacular!

-- "I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of widths." - Steven Wright

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#5 posted 09-29-2014 01:47 AM

Gorgeous, as always, Shannon!

I really like the one with the guitar string!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 09-29-2014 01:49 AM

Very very nice.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#7 posted 09-29-2014 02:12 AM

SisQMark – Thanks!

Dave- The bottom right is one of my favorite rings to date. Thanks!

Lew-Thank you!

PaulDog- Appreciate the kind feedback


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#8 posted 09-29-2014 03:48 AM

Those are just gorgeous rings, Shannon!!
My favorite is the red one #3.
I just got some burl for the first time and I may try a ring or bracelet out of a piece. I too love the wild grain patterns inside the burl!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 09-29-2014 03:53 AM

Shannon the Burl Girl .. Outrageously gorgeous work ….Such a high standard finished to perfection.

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#10 posted 09-29-2014 04:11 AM

Beautifully executed! I have been wanting to work with buckeye burl and some other soft woods for my cane handles, but I’ve yet to get into stabilizing wood. A vacuum system is my next investment.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 09-29-2014 05:34 AM

Dramatic randomness. I like it. Sounds like a natural law.
Your rings are spectacular. I always enjoy looking at them. You have a nice mix of art and craft, creativity and talent.
Thanks for the pretty pictures. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#12 posted 09-29-2014 06:53 AM

They are beautiful Shannon, personally, I like the Amboyna best. But that’s just me.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#13 posted 09-29-2014 12:21 PM


These all look fantastic!

I am still LOVING my wedding ring “upgrade” I received from my wife for our 15th anniversary – One of your bentwood rings using Ebony and a guitar string.

I stare at it all the time and am complimented on it at least once a week.

Keep up the great work.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#14 posted 09-29-2014 01:53 PM

Good to see you posting again, Shannon. Beauties all! I really like the grain in the first and third, and the colors in the second and fourth! Thanks for sharing and don’t be such a stranger!

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 09-29-2014 01:53 PM

legit work! I was about to make my wife her engagement ring but I didnt feel I had the skill so I just made the ring box.

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