Maple Burl Bowl - Candy dish or Candle Holder

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Project by Robert Kuzel posted 12-05-2014 01:55 PM 1128 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While harvesting mushroom in a nearby forest found this maple burl probably cut by forest workers which I believe they thought was completely rotten so they tossed it… Once I got home, to my surprise it wasn’t rotten at all, just muddy and wet on the surface. Few days after it was completely dry and after I cleaned it out I drilled drill one hole on it and found good quality wood inside so I decided to turn it.
While messy, dish turned out pretty well and finish surprisingly nice.


-- Robert

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#1 posted 12-05-2014 08:18 PM

Yay for found lumber!

That turned really nicely. Did you stabilize it all before turning?


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#2 posted 12-06-2014 02:04 AM

Love maple burl no two pieces are alike . Great looking project
and a fantastic find

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

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#3 posted 12-12-2014 01:43 PM

Beautiful looking piece to say the least! Very nice!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 06-16-2015 06:41 PM

It is pleasant to me. Any garbage, it is possible to turn into art work. Good fellow. that didn’t pass by…..

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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Robert Kuzel

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#5 posted 06-16-2015 06:43 PM

Sorry just noticed your reply… no prep work for that one, just bee was and mineral oil right after it was done.

Yay for found lumber!

That turned really nicely. Did you stabilize it all before turning?

- JoeinDE

-- Robert

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