First turned bowl, Cherry burl

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Project by jred posted 01-16-2011 09:43 PM 1395 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There has been some firewood stacked up against the fence since we moved in two years ago and this year i donated it to a fellow who heated with wood. I didn’t even know that it was cherry until we started loading up the truck. I pulled out three nice chunks of burl and gave the rest away. Yesterday i put a piece of the burl under the proverbial knife and found some neat grain hiding underneath.

I have a small shop fox 10×16 1/2 horse lathe and this is my first bowl but it was a lot of fun and I’ll definitely be doing some more. (surprisingly the rough blank caused nearly no excess vibration from the lathe. I was definitely impressed with the Shop Fox). Finish is a oil/wax friction polish for pens.

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#1 posted 01-16-2011 10:41 PM

Nice job. If this is your first, you’ll be hooked. I can see many more to come.

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#2 posted 01-16-2011 11:15 PM

pretty cool looking bowl… sure will be hooked

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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#3 posted 01-16-2011 11:38 PM

Rustic but looks great, very different which is good.

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

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#4 posted 01-17-2011 12:45 AM

What a nice surprise hiding in the wood sometimes eh?

Nice job

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#5 posted 01-17-2011 06:50 AM

Nice find in the wood pile. I like cherry Burl. Despite the voids etc, it turns well and smells great. Have fun.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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