Eucalyptus Burl Bowl

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Project by interpim posted 11-22-2009 03:12 AM 1591 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a big block of Eucalyptus Burl at Rockler a few weeks ago, and I picked it up for a nice $8. Well, after a few hours on the lathe, this is what I have…

It is the deepest vessel I have made yet. It also makes me want more tools LOL. I did this entire bowl with a spindle gouge and a parting tool.

Hopefully Santa brings me the set I have been hinting at.

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 11-22-2009 03:46 AM

This is great!!
I love the shape.
Have you put a finish on it ?
Might be cool to fill those defects with black epoxy or turquoise.
Or… it looks nice the way it is.


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#2 posted 11-22-2009 03:59 AM

in the right light it almost looks like a criss cross pattern. Very nice indeed. I wonder if that tree aver met a koala bear? Maybe this burl was his seat?......... Ok I’ll stop. I agree, a turquoise inlay would really accent this piece well.

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#3 posted 11-22-2009 04:01 AM

unique, pretty amazing grain pattern

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#4 posted 11-22-2009 04:01 AM

The finish is Boiled Linseed Oil, and I am going to leave the voids the way they are… I think they give it character.

-- San Diego, CA

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#5 posted 11-22-2009 07:41 AM

Robert :) not Scott.

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#6 posted 11-22-2009 07:48 AM

I like the unique texture of the outside… glad you left it that way adds a good feel to the piece. Great job.

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#7 posted 11-22-2009 07:53 AM

very cool

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#8 posted 11-22-2009 01:40 PM

Great job on the bowl. It must have been tough going with the spindle gouge.

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