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Project by doubleDD posted 04-29-2016 02:57 AM 1268 views 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple burl bowls I made for one of our LJ’s Tim387. He was generous to give me some logs and some of it was this cool looking elm burl. He does not have a lathe (yet) so what else could I make for him but a couple bowls. I dropped them off today and he and his wife love them. I forgot to measure them but I believe one is 5 1/2’’ and the other 6 1/2’’. finished with lacquer and a little buffing. Thanks again Tim.

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

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#1 posted 04-29-2016 02:59 AM

Beautiful wood. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-29-2016 03:14 AM

Nice pair of bowls Dave and a nice thank you gift .
Looking at the grain I would guess it’s Manitoba maple which you call box elder down there.


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 04-29-2016 03:22 AM

Thank you Monte.

Klaus thanks for bringing up maple. I didn’t add that in the description. I had to go back and edit that.

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

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#4 posted 04-29-2016 03:44 AM

Beautiful bowls Dave!

-- Dan

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#5 posted 04-29-2016 04:13 AM

Very Super COOL bowls…

... a very nice PayBack gift… I’m sure he will like them!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 04-29-2016 05:02 AM

Good job Dave, great looking bowls.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#7 posted 04-29-2016 06:20 AM

You’ve got realy nice piece of wood and you took the best from it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 04-29-2016 07:12 AM

Nice bowls Dave you did a great job on the turning and finish. Bet they were appreciated. The grain looks similar to the maple burl we have down under.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 04-29-2016 10:12 AM

Hi Dave, Beautiful Bowls. You did a really good job, I love the swirling patterns in the grain.

Nice Work!!!!!! Regards, Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#10 posted 04-29-2016 10:48 AM

Nice bowls for many uses. Love the grain of the wood. Nice turnin’ !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 04-29-2016 11:56 AM

Super nice pair o bowls Dave

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 04-29-2016 12:06 PM

Very nice. I love to cut onto wood and find these wonderful patterns. Good job great finish. Thanks

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#13 posted 04-29-2016 12:18 PM

Nice bowls Dave. And good on you for Paying It Forward !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#14 posted 04-29-2016 01:10 PM

Wow, amazing bowls! Beautiful color.

I didn’t think the wood was dry enough to use. I better check mine!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#15 posted 04-29-2016 01:18 PM

very nice bowls, and you had all the fun of making them,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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