Cherry Burl Bowl

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Project by CarlR posted 1164 days ago 1000 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine who is a timber cutter gave me a cherry burl that he had cut 4 or 5 years ago. It had been laying outside in the dirt all of that time. I cut off the rotted edges and made it somewhat round with my bandsaw and mounted it on the lathe. It was about 16” in diameter and probably weighed 40 lbs.
Here’s the result finished size around 13”. I finished it with three coats of Watco oil.

-- Carl R Mesaros

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#1 posted 1164 days ago

Amazing burl! Well done!

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#2 posted 1164 days ago

Beautiful. Oil gives a nice sheen.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#3 posted 1164 days ago

Nice shape, great figure, and I like the fact that it’s not all perfect clear wood, gives it more character

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#4 posted 1164 days ago

Beautiful bowl !! : )

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#5 posted 1164 days ago

Lovely piece of timber treated well, nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 1163 days ago

Very nice work, love the cherry burl.

-- No matter how much money you have, you can't buy time, Retire Early.....TomRetired

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#7 posted 1163 days ago

That is a Wonderful bowl! Nicely done!


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#8 posted 1163 days ago

Carl nice job the burl has at least 4 people in it and wonderful action.Must of been fun making it.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#9 posted 1092 days ago

Great looking bowl and lots and neat grain figure. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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