Natural Edged Maple Burl Bowl

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Project by WoodArtbyJR posted 09-07-2011 09:25 PM 1713 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted in a while so I thought I would present you with this. Have a couple of customers interested in this piece so I thought I would take a couple of pictures before it’s gone. This is a natural edged maple burl bowl. The piece of wood was rescued from a fire wood pile. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Comments and questions always welcome.


-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#1 posted 09-07-2011 09:30 PM

Excellent work. Great rescue from the fire. Amazing grain pattern. I’m not a turner, but I could imagine that it would be extremely difficult to not blow the entire thing up while on the lathe.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#2 posted 09-07-2011 11:50 PM

Hey Chris, nice to hear from you again. Yeah, when you start out it is VERY unbalanced and can shake the lathe a bit. lol I have had a problem in the past of going too deep into the side wall from the inside and ending up with a dish…..LOL Going to have to splurge on a new mic that shows me the wall thickness. Things good in your camp?


-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#3 posted 09-08-2011 12:54 AM

Great job! I just bought a bunch of maple burl blanks, so I’m gonna be busy at the lathe!

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#4 posted 09-08-2011 01:48 AM

Spectacular grain, nicely done

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

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#5 posted 09-08-2011 01:56 AM

Awesome job and wood. I can not wait to see more.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#6 posted 09-08-2011 02:00 AM

Hey Jim – This is really nice – as McLean said – I would be afraid of the explosion, but you pulled it off…..Bravo.. And the firewood save is just icing on the cake, good for you…


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#7 posted 09-08-2011 06:20 AM

That is definitely ART. I am a bit concerned about this ‘using firewood’ thing. If my wife knows this is possible, my wood budget could be in danger!! Luckily I don’t have the turning talent or courage to try something like this. nice job.

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

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#8 posted 10-14-2011 09:34 PM

I just boxed this one up for shipment to it’s new owner in NE

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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