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My first try with Burl turning

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Project by Chris posted 11-14-2007 04:27 AM 1213 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The bowl on the left is Maple Burl. I found this to be especially challenging with the bark inclusion along the lip. I have started trying for a more artistic look. The second bowl is Redwood Burl from a veneer core that I picked up at Woodcraft for a couple of dollars. I was blown away by the sunburst pattern that showed up along the side.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein





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TomFran

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#1 posted 11-14-2007 04:37 AM

Very nice work! The wood is fantastic.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Dorje

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#2 posted 11-14-2007 05:36 AM

The figure in these bowls is great! That sunburst IS hard to beat!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Kerux

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#3 posted 11-14-2007 05:43 AM

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Karson

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#4 posted 11-14-2007 05:46 AM

great bowls. A nice piece of work.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 11-14-2007 12:37 PM

I love the size/shape of the bowls.

Interesting: we just see the first bowl, hear about the craft show and now, you are moving on to the complex, “creative” elements. :) Well done! I’m excited for you

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Chris

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#6 posted 11-14-2007 04:08 PM

MsDebbie,

I really did jump from one to the other. This is something I have wanted to try for a long tim; just did not have the money. I now have a piece that I have been comissioned for a Christmas gift.

I’m just having fun trying out new woods and forms. Not to mention learning to sharpen the turning tools…..

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 11-14-2007 04:18 PM

and a commission!!
Well done.
I’m even MORE excited for you, now.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#8 posted 11-14-2007 06:48 PM

That came out nice! I like turning burls. You often get to see something spectacular when finished.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 11-15-2007 09:45 PM

Chris you are off to an excellent start. Can’t wait until I see some of your work 2-3 years from now (oh, wait – then I would be 2-3 years older, I guess I can wait). That sunburst pattern in the 3rd bowl make me think that you have a piece of Sheoak.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 11-16-2007 12:15 AM

Awesome! as my Grandson would say.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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