Maple burr bowl

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Project by mjon posted 11-23-2008 06:21 AM 1842 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here’s a bowl i made out of a maple burr i got about 4 years ago finaly got down to the bottom of that pile of bowl blankes i have been hording for years ,this one has a claro walnut rim it measures 7.5 by 6.5 wide with wall thikness of.025 and finnished with gun stock oil about 4 wipe on coats then a coat of bee’s wax this type of turning requires sharp tools witch means frequent sharpinings . a bitchin’ peice of wood—michaeljon,woodworker

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#1 posted 11-23-2008 06:58 AM

Gorgeous piece of wood and turning. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 11-23-2008 07:39 AM

EYE CANDY !! .... I feel better already …. >grin<

keep them coming !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 11-23-2008 08:27 AM

Beautiful piece Michael. The walnut is a nice touch too.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#4 posted 11-23-2008 12:39 PM

That is exquisite!

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#5 posted 11-23-2008 05:33 PM

BEAUTIFUL piece of wood and turning. You’ve done the wood justice.

-- "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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#6 posted 11-24-2008 05:16 AM

newbie here …what’s the difference between a burr and a burl ? I’d never heard the term burr applied to wood until I joined this site . Beautiful turning no matter what you call it though !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 11-24-2008 02:05 PM

Very nice turning, I really love that ring it sets it off.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 11-24-2008 07:28 PM

Outstanding piece of maple you found. Beautiful shape to show it off too.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 11-03-2011 01:17 AM

Will light shine through .025 maple? You could hang it from the ceiling with a bulb in it.

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