Maple Burl Bowl with Turquoise Inlace

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Project by Indiana_Parrothead posted 1766 days ago 2215 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another one of my turning projects. It is a Maple Burl Bowl with Turquoise Inlace used to fill in some of the voids. It is about 9 1/2” in diameter and about 2” tall. It was sanded to 2000 grit. The finish is Myland friction polish and the I used a Beall Buffing System using Tripoli, White Diamond and then finally Carnauba Wax.

It turned out pretty good, I have yet to sign it on the bottom. I use a wood burner with a small tip to do the signing. Thanks for looking.


-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#1 posted 1766 days ago

Great bowl Mike, really turned out nice. You happy with the inlace? Haven’t used it yet, just glitter and thin CA. How did the maple burl turn?

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#2 posted 1766 days ago

I like the Inlace, I use it quit a bit. It turns good and if used on flat surface it sands easy. As for the maple burl turning, it was dry and hard. There were no big curls coming off when I turned it. A lot of chips and dust. But it is pretty strong, it might be hard to tell but the wall thinckness is between 1/8” and 3/16” so I got it pretty thin. The bottom was not bad but when I got to the side walls it was a little scary, it made some pretty strange sounds when I was turning.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#3 posted 1766 days ago

very nice bowl , the burls are a little harder to work, i love the inlay. keep them comin.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#4 posted 1766 days ago

Bravoooooooooo well done love the Inlace

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#5 posted 1766 days ago

Great bowl… your inlays. Even here in the ‘Land of Turquoise’ (new mexico), I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bowl inlaid with turquoise.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#6 posted 1765 days ago

Great bowl. The burl is nice and the inlace gives it that little extra to make it stand out.

Great design. Great turning.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 1765 days ago

Special one of a kind very well done.

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#8 posted 1764 days ago


-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#9 posted 1764 days ago

Mike, nice bowl love the grain and inlace.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#10 posted 1764 days ago

Very nice bowl I like the turquoise accents

-- Custom furniture

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