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Thought you’d enjoy the beauty of this Red Morrell burl bowl. This one is about the best looking burl I have seen. The pics never seem to do these pieces justice. The grain on this bursts out at you up close!

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general





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StevenAntonucci

355 posts in 2542 days


#1 posted 1971 days ago

That’s a great piece. Just a quick question- what made you offset the “bowl” into the sapwood? Looks like it would have also fit in the red part?

-- Steven

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bamasawduster

314 posts in 2197 days


#2 posted 1971 days ago

Great bowl and I kinda like the offset. It gives it an artistic flair.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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CharlieM1958

15669 posts in 2822 days


#3 posted 1971 days ago

That’s amazing!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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rodb

170 posts in 2006 days


#4 posted 1971 days ago

That’s great.
Do you have more pictures from other angles?
Rod

-- R

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swirlsandburls

114 posts in 1999 days


#5 posted 1971 days ago

To Steven: Thanks for the comment. As I think back to the decision regarding sizing the rim, I remember that I wanted the rim to be as large as I could get it. The offset was based in part on where the center needed to fall based on the thickness of the burl. On a burl cap, the “back” is domed, but the high point is rarely in the middle of the piece. So, to center the piece in the chuck (in the middle of the piece) often reduces the depth of useable burl. So, its a mix of technical challenges and the preferences of the artist coming together to form the finished work. I guess the scale of the piece felt better with the rim intersecting the sapwood. That’s what I love about art. Every artwork has attributes that we all view a bit differently.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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swirlsandburls

114 posts in 1999 days


#6 posted 1971 days ago

Hi all, and thanks for the interest. Here are a few other pics of the raw blank and the back. I don’t have any other useful angles on the face (Sorry Rod)

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-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2764 days


#7 posted 1970 days ago

extraordinary!!!

love the offset
and love the underside.
VERY artistic! Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Woodhacker

1139 posts in 2327 days


#8 posted 1970 days ago

That is truly stunning. I absolutely love the grain. You do a great job with your finish as well…what is your finish process on this piece?

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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scottb

3647 posts in 2930 days


#9 posted 1970 days ago

a real beauty. Love it.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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mtnwild

3474 posts in 2131 days


#10 posted 1970 days ago

So that is what it looks like in there. My lumber store has some of those but I have not bought any yet. Would not be able to do what you do, but cool wood. You really bring out the beauty of the wood. Fantastic to the extreme! Incredible!!!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Rick D.

56 posts in 1999 days


#11 posted 1970 days ago

That’s gorgeous!

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toyguy

1358 posts in 2441 days


#12 posted 1970 days ago

very nicely done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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cabinetmaster

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#13 posted 1969 days ago

Very stunning. I just love these burls.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Chris

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#14 posted 1962 days ago

What do you use for the finish on your burls?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Rj

1047 posts in 2234 days


#15 posted 1696 days ago

Oh my lord I love this !!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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