big leaf maple burl saturn bowl

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Project by Roper posted 1602 days ago 1601 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a piece of big leaf maple burl, it is 6 inchs across and 3 inchs deep. finished with 2 coats of wipe on poly. all comments welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 1602 days ago

Roper, This is beautiful and unique, I like it alot!

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 1602 days ago

man, I bet that was a wobbly piece at first…how slow did you have to start it off at?

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#3 posted 1602 days ago

This is absolutely excellent turning. Very impressive.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 1602 days ago

Fantastic piece! A bit scary at first when you started to turn. How did you hold this piece, I don’t see your chuck mark? Very interesting and lovely piece. Thanks for showing it!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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Lisa Chan

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#5 posted 1602 days ago

That’s spectactular. It reminds me of Saturn!

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories,

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#6 posted 1602 days ago

Very nice Dog. Working around that inclusion must have been a delicate job.
Nice display too.

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at

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Glen Peterson

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#7 posted 1602 days ago

Great work. I think I’ll have to put this on my to do projects list.

-- Glen

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#8 posted 1602 days ago

That is an incredible piece. That maple is gorgeous. Well done.

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#9 posted 1602 days ago

Wow, that’s an excellent piece. Great work.

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#10 posted 1602 days ago

Very nice piece. I like the proportions and the little base you put under it.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#11 posted 1602 days ago

WOW very nice must of been a slow process but well worth the turn…

-- David '65

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#12 posted 1602 days ago

very cool!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#13 posted 1602 days ago

Man! You just keep gettin’ better!

I really like the inclusion, but remind me to never come to your house for soup. ;)

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#14 posted 1601 days ago

Fantastic piece of art! Another wonderfull turn. Must have been a lot of fun with that edge wizzing but and the inclusion.

Keep up the masterfull work.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#15 posted 1374 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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