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Part 2- Burl Bowls

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Project by doubleDD posted 06-22-2016 12:11 AM 972 views 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These 2 bowls are made from the other half of the elm burl I received from LJ Tim387. They were quite a bit more challenging than the first two. I think I’m starting to get the hang of it with more patience.
The first bowl in picture 3 blew apart in pieces but I managed to find enough of it and glue it back together and get it done.
The second bowl as you see in pic 6 started off with a lot of voids so I decided to give it my best and fill it with some tinted greenish epoxy. It’s really a cool looking emerald green color only I think the new LED lights in the shop changed the color.
I did learn that there is a limit on how far you can turn some burl wearing a face mask. It was all fun. Finished with lacquer, waxed and buffed some.
Thanks for looking.

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





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 06-22-2016 12:15 AM

Great project…

Great SAVE!

Awesome!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 06-22-2016 12:17 AM

Very cool

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 06-22-2016 12:17 AM

Excellent job on both but I really like the one with epoxy. Great save!

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

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#4 posted 06-22-2016 12:26 AM

Dave,

You met the challenge!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 06-22-2016 12:31 AM

So you can turn wood that’s falling apart…big deal!!! Rofl, Dave those are awesome!!! Nice touch with the epoxy as well…a fine project sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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poospleasures

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#6 posted 06-22-2016 12:46 AM

Like um. The practice just continues to make us better and teach us new lessons. The colored epoxy gets good comments at the shows. I use it often. Wonderful pieces. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#7 posted 06-22-2016 12:46 AM

Looks great Dave! Really like the epoxy effect.

-- It depends....

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#8 posted 06-22-2016 01:03 AM

Beautiful bowls!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 06-22-2016 01:03 AM

Great looking bowls Dave, congrats on a gutsy effort to complete the project. Nice effect with the epoxy.

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

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#10 posted 06-22-2016 01:29 AM

They look nice and have some sweet grain too.

Someday I will get me a burl.

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#11 posted 06-22-2016 01:46 AM

That was a challenge, but you came through fine. Nice bowl!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 06-22-2016 01:53 AM

Thanks Joe, Roger.

Jay, the epoxy one is really growing on me.

Thanks Thomas.

Buster, I believe you wouldn’t try making a bee trap out of this would. Ha ha ha.

Thanks Vernon. I bought some of that turquoise stone but wanted to try the epoxy, works great.

Thanks Daniel, Marty Bob. I will have to keep experimenting with the epoxy.

Arlin, I hope you get your hands on some burl. Talk about opening up a box of chocolate, there’s a lot going on inside them.

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

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#13 posted 06-22-2016 02:13 AM

Scary to contemplate this type of work, but beautifully done.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#14 posted 06-22-2016 02:43 AM

Beautiful save x2.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#15 posted 06-22-2016 02:43 AM

I bet this was a test for you Dave but you persevered .

Klaus

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