Cherry Burl

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Project by Bill posted 12-03-2014 01:35 PM 1779 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cherry burl comes from the U.P. Michigan, and is full of figure. I used turquoise and lapis lazul to fill the voids, and several coats of wipe on poly to bring out the shine. I must have done it right this time, becuase the most frequently asked question about this piece at art shows is “did this grow into the tree naturally?” That is exactly the look I was going for.

14×10 inches

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 12-03-2014 01:39 PM

Nice addition ! Turquoise & Lapis seems to belong ! Well thought out creation (as usual) thanks for sharing !

don s

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-03-2014 02:09 PM

Beautiful, Bill. I love the turquoise accents!!.............Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 12-03-2014 02:24 PM

Your time spent shows!!! Wonderful piece of ART for sure!!! All the colors look great together!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#4 posted 12-03-2014 02:38 PM

Always know that we will see something special with your work. Very beautiful.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-03-2014 05:24 PM

GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like the Turquoise & Lapis effect. It gives the bowl another dimension.



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#6 posted 12-03-2014 06:36 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 12-03-2014 07:54 PM

lovely job, it’s always great when the bark stays in tacked, nice work with the infill :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 12-03-2014 11:47 PM

Great job! I love the sprinkling of color on the bark also – really brings everything together. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 12-04-2014 02:36 AM

Absolutely beautiful!

-- John, South Dakota

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#10 posted 12-04-2014 12:11 PM

I didn’t know cherry grew like this in the U.P. I got to get up there more often. Great work, by the way.

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#11 posted 12-05-2014 06:49 AM

Very Nice Project and well done. Thanks for Posting.


-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#12 posted 12-06-2014 01:57 PM


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