Redwood Burl bowl

  • Advertise with us
Project by Raftermonkey posted 1476 days ago 1342 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a redwood burl bowl that I just finished. It is a combination of hand carved and lathe turned. I just got my first lathe about a two weeks ago. I had already carved out the inside by hand and I just couldn’t resist the urge to finish the outside on the lathe. I was scared to death about gluing that waste block to the inside of this dude. Then I thought I had turned too much off of the bottom and just knew that when I went to knock the waste block off I would break it, but it came off fine. So I guess you could say that this is the first half of my first lathe turned bowl,haha. I love those pretty eyes. This is definitely one of my most favorite woods. It is 8 3/4 in diameter and 2 5/8” tall, finished with two coats of Watco butcher block oil dried for a week then sprayed with 3 coats of lacquer.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

7 comments so far

View CharlieM1958's profile


15684 posts in 2845 days

#1 posted 1476 days ago

Gorgeous bowl!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View Eagle1's profile


2066 posts in 1691 days

#2 posted 1476 days ago

Nice job for just getting your first lathe.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 2873 days

#3 posted 1476 days ago

Gorgeous turning, where can I get that wood?

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

View docholladay's profile


1286 posts in 1685 days

#4 posted 1475 days ago

Now that is cool. Very pretty.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

View a1Jim's profile


112010 posts in 2203 days

#5 posted 1475 days ago

Wowsville wonderful bowl with great figure and super chatoyancy

-- Custom furniture

View Raftermonkey's profile


560 posts in 1539 days

#6 posted 1475 days ago

Thanks folks, Jockmike I got this piece off of ebay, but LJ Oregonburls has some. He cut me out a block today and will prolly ship it Monday.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

View AustininKC's profile


33 posts in 1476 days

#7 posted 1475 days ago

Beautiful piece, that Maple Burl is really nice, the color and eye’s are really something.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase