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A couple of Burl Bowls. Eucalyptus (unknown) & Euc. Grey Gum.

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Project by BobWemm posted 03-25-2015 06:21 AM 1644 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given these two small Burl caps by my B.I.L., the first one is an unknown species although it looks very like our Salmon Gum, but is not. The second one is known as Grey Gum.
They are both similar in size about 10in x 8in and 2in deep.
They were cut out with a carbide cutter tool and sanded to 320grit and then sprayed with Krylon Clear Varnish. 3 Coats, sand again at 320 and one more final coat.
Hope you like them and thanks for looking.

C & C welcome.

Bob.

-- 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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robscastle

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 07:28 AM

Yep they are burls and that is about the extent of my ability to identify them as well.

They do look great and a credit to you.

Cut with a carbide eh …now I know why I ruined a circular saw and band saw blade trying to cut the one I had.

Never again!.... well you know how it is

-- Regards Rob

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Ronald G Campbell

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 12:34 PM

Great looking timber. The one looks like red gum, the first one and the second looks like mallee burl. Well done as both are difficult to turn

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 03-25-2015 12:44 PM

I like the way these turned out. They make a statement by themselves. Everything about them shows off nature. Always worried that the pieces will fly off in every direction so I haven’t tried these yet. Well worth the effort. Great work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 03-25-2015 01:07 PM

Wowee wow wow! I haven’t a clue what the wood is, but these are BEAUTIFUL !!!
.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 03-25-2015 01:20 PM

I really like these. They have a lot of character.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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BobWemm

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#6 posted 03-25-2015 03:03 PM

Thanks for the feedback Guys.

Bob.

-- 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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peteg

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#7 posted 03-25-2015 08:17 PM

A couple of real beauties Bob, you guys are spoilt with your timber selection.
BTW, what’s your BIL’s address :: ))
cheers mate
pete

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

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#8 posted 03-26-2015 08:19 PM

Great work, Bob. I love ‘em!!

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

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SafferinOz

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#9 posted 03-27-2015 12:55 AM

Awesome work Bob.

Those burls have come up a real treat! Well Done!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#10 posted 03-27-2015 01:07 AM

All I can say is I am drooling over this. Never turned burl and I hope I will in the future.

These seem to not be local but look a lot like Australian woods.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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BobWemm

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#11 posted 03-27-2015 02:58 AM

Arlin,
They are indeed Australian Burls, both of them came from the Kalgoorlie Goldfields Region.
I really like working on Burls, but they are very hard on tools so I mostly use a carbide cutter tool. Then lots of sanding.

Thanks for the great comments.
Bob.

-- 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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Rockbuster

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#12 posted 03-27-2015 04:06 PM

I can’t keep up with you mate, nice looking burls I still have that one Red Malee one that I haven’t tackled yet Sounds like I need to get some Carbide cutters though.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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