Cherry Burl Vases

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Project by DaveDelo posted 11-14-2014 12:48 AM 1314 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished slicing and dicing a cherry log burl. The burl was pretty cool in that it was wrapped all the way around the long that was about 11”D. Couldn’t decided exactly how I wanted to cut it. Thought about making just 1 hollow vessel by just hollowing out the pith, cutting in half long ways and making 2 large bowls but decided the safe way out and split it in quarters. Got 4 pieces with just outstanding figure with just enough punky stuff to make it character rich. Couple pieces are 8”-9”H x 7”-8”D and the other is just about 1” smaller. Also make 1 piece with the burl on top that about 6”H x 5”D. Can’t wait to finish them. A little clear Watco will make these really pop. Next year’s Christmas presents.

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#1 posted 11-14-2014 02:15 AM

Very cool.

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#2 posted 11-14-2014 03:32 AM


-- John, South Dakota

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#3 posted 11-14-2014 03:35 PM

Nicely done, I like’em.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#4 posted 11-14-2014 04:16 PM

Thanks for your comments. A lot of work but fun doing it.

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#5 posted 11-14-2014 08:25 PM

Great job! Please be sure to post again after you apply the finish, I am sure they will be even more impressive.

-- Leafherder

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