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Walnut Burl Bowl with Fat Rolls

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Project by FordMike posted 04-12-2010 06:44 AM 1335 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 10” wide by 8” deep and 1/8th” to 3/8ths” thick on the bottom, made from a great piece of Black Walnut Burl. The Wood was cut in Dec. of 2009 from a dead but still standing tree. This pieces was a chunk from the basal flair. The wood was roughed out to 1” thick a straight sided cylander and put up in the drying racks, I needed a jam chuck to finish another very deep bowl and this was just the right size. I finished the other bowl and still had this in my Nova chuck, and I was looking for my next project and beings how this was chucked I went ahead and shaped it . The wood is finished with three coats of Tung Oil, Table Top Varnish, Mineral Spirits, a coat of Bees Wax and a top coat of Carnuba Wax. The title of the bowl was a result of a recent trip to the Barber, She shaves the back of my neck but I have to crane my head forward to straighten out the fat rolls the bowl reminded my of that experience.





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scrappy

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#1 posted 04-12-2010 07:23 AM

Very unique bowl. Fantastic color and grain in the wood. Love the shape too. Looks like it would be a pain to keep your wall thickness even. Great job.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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#2 posted 04-12-2010 12:04 PM

Beautiful burl, gorgeous, btw my sister is a hair dresser and she does the same thing to me, she calls it, giving me a neck.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 04-12-2010 01:16 PM

Beautiful art, beautiful wood, You did well!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 04-12-2010 04:33 PM

Very nice! I like how the rolls expose more surface of the wood. That way I can see more of that wonderful grain.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 05-04-2010 07:00 AM

That is some pritty burl!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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#6 posted 05-04-2010 07:03 AM

Very nice.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#7 posted 09-05-2010 10:50 PM

B-U-T-Full

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#8 posted 09-05-2010 10:54 PM

Oh, and I love the birdseye turning you did that’s in the background

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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