freeform madrone burl bowl

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Project by Steve Esterby posted 11-23-2010 05:48 AM 1830 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I found this burl about 60’ from my home.It’s about 16×9” and 3” deep.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 06:28 AM

Nice grain Steve, and nice color. Dye? We call it Arbutus here and I have some big chunks from a tree that overhung my shop. You’ve got my interest here. maybe some otherwise firewood will be saved.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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Steve Esterby

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#2 posted 11-23-2010 06:41 AM

No dye used on this Paul.Just some mineral oil.I find it hard to even look at peoples firewood.I find that the uglier a piece of wood is on the outside, the more beautful it will be on the inside.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#3 posted 11-23-2010 06:44 AM

Nice very nice.
The wood shows it’s beauty

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 11-23-2010 11:46 AM

Would make a great clock. Great looking burl you have come across.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 11-23-2010 02:08 PM

Man that is awesome. Great wood and great work.

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

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#6 posted 11-23-2010 03:01 PM

Beautiful burl. The hole in the side makes it look a little like a painter’s palette. Burls are my absolute favorite thing to turn.

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

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