Live Edge Maple Burl Bowl

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Project by teenagewoodworker posted 06-28-2009 03:13 AM 1977 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little bowl that i made out of some maple burl with a natural edge on it. This was my first time doing a natural edge on a bowl so going into it i thought it was going to be difficult to do especially since this blank it pretty dry. but it turned out to be actually pretty easy. it was not really a difficult turn. the only problem i had was with tearout on the maple burl. in the end i was getting tearout even with my scrapers and so to get rid of that i sprayed some alchohol on the bowl and just lightly touched the surface with my scraper and i got virtually no tearout. the hardest part of the project probably was the sanding though. since the edge is so all over the place i had to do alot of sanding and got quite a few cuts :/..... but now that is is done i really love the result. the finish is 4 coats of seal a cell.

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#1 posted 06-28-2009 03:17 AM

Nice job. A great looking burl.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 06-28-2009 03:50 AM

Nice bowl Dennis.

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#3 posted 06-28-2009 04:02 AM

great looking bowl Dennis. I love the edge on it. Nice job.

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

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#4 posted 06-28-2009 04:34 AM

very nice.

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#5 posted 06-28-2009 04:38 AM

Good looking bowl

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#6 posted 06-28-2009 08:02 AM

Cool Bowl, Denis.

I must try one of these types of turnings- still working up the nerve!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 06-28-2009 04:14 PM

Very nice Denis
I like the way you did the base. It looks like if floats above the table.

-- Mike

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#8 posted 06-28-2009 04:18 PM

great job, keep it up.

-- Dale

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#9 posted 06-28-2009 04:52 PM

come on lew just jump on into it! youre gonna get cut a few times but in the end its worth it.

thats mikega. i didnt even notice that about the base until you mentioned it but ive always liked the look of very small bases.

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#10 posted 06-28-2009 05:11 PM

Nice turning, very imaginative. Beautiful burl.

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

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#11 posted 08-11-2010 07:31 PM

Sorry for the late comment.

You did a great job, & it turned out beautiful.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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