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Yellow Cedar Bird's Eye Burl Bowls

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Project by John posted 11-23-2016 09:28 PM 1308 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to turn a nice bowl out of this Yellow Cedar Bird’s Eye Burl but I felt I couldn’t waste the inside. The result is my first set of cored bowls. The outer bowl is 12.25” by 5”. Finished with Boiled Linseed Oil and Wipe on Poly.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-23-2016 09:44 PM

That is a gorgeous set of bowls, John!!!!!!!!!!

Jim

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

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Mark Wilson

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#2 posted 11-23-2016 09:49 PM

Keep at it, John. You might get good at it someday. I kid.

-- Mark

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Andre

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#3 posted 11-23-2016 11:25 PM

Waste not, want not! 3 for the price of 1! Prurity darn nice!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 11-24-2016 01:43 AM

G R E A T!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 11-24-2016 03:04 AM

Darn beautiful bowls John. Excellent finish. Great work with the coring process.

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

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#6 posted 11-24-2016 07:16 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship John.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 11-24-2016 10:50 AM

WOW ! very nice.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 11-24-2016 01:52 PM

Very cool! I can’t imagine how you could save the core of a bowl – how did you manage to separate the pieces? I’m sure it’s a process, but I can’t picture it.

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bushmaster

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#9 posted 11-24-2016 02:24 PM

A west coast yellow cedar burl I would imagine is extremily rare, Wonderful that you where able to save the center. They are beautiful.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 11-24-2016 06:20 PM

This is a beautiful collection of bowls. Very nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#11 posted 11-24-2016 07:56 PM

Wow!!!!

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John

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#12 posted 11-24-2016 10:49 PM

Thanks guys.
Jeremy I have 2 coring knives that I can use to save parts of my blanks.
Brian, you are right, I hardly ever see these burls. I have a couple hidden away, waiting for a good idea for them.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#13 posted 11-25-2016 08:26 PM

What a fabulous set John, your finishing is tops indeed
cheers
Pete

Well done on the TD3 :-)

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

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bushmaster

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#14 posted 11-27-2016 01:40 AM

Had to take another look at your bowls, nice wood. Yes I have thought of a coring tool, I have an idea, I may just go for it if I get bored. Stand by for a earth shaking event. And thanks for the information on finishing. I usually use WOP too.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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