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Maple Burl Cap Lidded Bowl

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Project by wood_maestro posted 08-13-2016 08:24 PM 2538 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Few years back we were visited by The Burl Hunter (Oregon Burls) at our club meeting. He brought a pick up truck load of turning stocks for anybody who wanted to purchase. I ended up buying a couple of pieces from him. One of the pieces was this Maple Burl Cap that sat in my shop for a long time, and I just did not know what to make with it. I wanted to make sure that I can capture the beauty of the wood in whatever I make from it. So, I started browsing the internet to get digitally inspired and I came across Cindey Drodza work. Here is the result of 3 years of hesitation and procrastination.

-- wood maestro....... Be Well, Do good work, and Stay in touch





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#1 posted 08-13-2016 08:40 PM

It was worth the wait! It is beautiful. Caught my eye right away.

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#2 posted 08-13-2016 09:36 PM

wow a true work of art,glad you took your time with this it was definitely worth the wait,you created one of the most unique bowls ive ever seen.normally i dont care for dying wood colors but the blue really makes this pop,fantastic job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 08-13-2016 09:48 PM

You did a wonderful job on this beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 08-13-2016 11:26 PM

Nice job!

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woodcox

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#5 posted 08-14-2016 01:23 AM

That is amazing sir.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#6 posted 08-14-2016 01:55 AM

A priceless piece of wood turned into a priceless finished project. A work of a masters touch. The color is very nice too. I am having a hard time how you got the lid out of the one burl, looks like it was the top piece of the same burl. and it fits so perfectly and matches. Quess it is the work of a master.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 08-14-2016 02:44 AM

You wouldn’t get any better inspiration than Cindy D’s work, lovely piece, my eye reads it as a kind of water fountain spilling over,
very well done
cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 08-14-2016 07:12 AM

Really nice piece of work, I go along with Pete and see a water feature. I saw Cindy’s piece some time back and you certainly have captured the same effect. Well done.

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

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#9 posted 08-14-2016 11:24 AM

I’d say you nailed it. Very nice piece. After seeing the first picture, I didn’t expect it to have a hollowed out interior. Pleasantly surprising. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#10 posted 08-14-2016 02:22 PM

Beautiful. You were not “hesitating” or “procrastinating” you were growing and developing. The tree and burl did not spring into existence overnight – they took years to grow. You were listening to the wood and waiting for the right time to reveal the beauty within. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 08-14-2016 02:55 PM

This is prime-time gold. Wow. Should be today’s winner.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#12 posted 08-24-2016 08:52 AM

I like that live liquid effect.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 08-28-2016 08:51 PM

Nice use of burl, a beautiful effect with blue.

-- Jeremy Lee, Vancouver BC, http://www.konisastudio.com

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