Cherry Burl Bowl

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Project by CarlR posted 05-20-2011 04:01 PM 1276 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 05-20-2011 04:24 PM

Amazing burl! Well done!

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#2 posted 05-20-2011 04:57 PM

Beautiful. Oil gives a nice sheen.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#3 posted 05-20-2011 11:43 PM

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 05-20-2011 11:49 PM

Beautiful bowl !! : )

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#5 posted 05-21-2011 12:07 AM

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 05-21-2011 08:00 PM

Very nice work, love the cherry burl.

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#7 posted 05-22-2011 05:47 AM

That is a Wonderful bowl! Nicely done!


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#8 posted 05-22-2011 06:24 AM

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 07-31-2011 02:09 PM

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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