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Project by jeremy posted 02-22-2008 07:14 PM 3129 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cut this burl off a dead yellow birch in the Adirondacks. Took me a while to hog it out by hand, and it took me longer to sand it smooth. It’s finished with “Clapham’s Beeswax Salad Bowl Finish”, which is just a mixture of beeswax and mineral oil.

-- Jeremy, Saratoga, NY





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FrankA

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#1 posted 02-22-2008 07:19 PM

Very nice job, it looks like you have hours of sanding there. I didn’t see how large it was until I enlarged the photos, it’s quite the bowl.

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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#2 posted 02-22-2008 07:39 PM

Very Cool. What are the messurement? I like the look of the outside..

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 02-22-2008 07:56 PM

RobS, It’s about 19” by 15” by 6”.

-- Jeremy, Saratoga, NY

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#4 posted 02-22-2008 08:03 PM

This is a very nice bowl. As a “turning challenged” woodworker I really appreciate the skill it takes to do something like this.

Are there any long term stability issues with leaving the bark on the piece like this?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 02-22-2008 10:39 PM

Scott, I don’t think the bark left on will negatively impact the bowl. It took a long time to dry, (about 2 years) probably due to the bark left on and the density of the wood itself.

-- Jeremy, Saratoga, NY

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#6 posted 02-23-2008 12:06 AM

Wow, that is downright spectacular. Looks like a whole bunch of hand work in that.

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#7 posted 02-23-2008 01:24 AM

Jeremy very nice job. I cut some burl last fall to use for Predator Calls and I am waiting for it to dry out some more. How long should I wait? It is about 6×12x6 inches.

Dave

-- Upstate New York -- Do what you love and never work a day in your life.

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#8 posted 02-23-2008 02:26 AM

Unbelievable Job!! Great stuff, thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 02-23-2008 06:33 AM

Now theres a lot of work. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 02-23-2008 03:06 PM

Good one Jeremy! I like it alot. Adirondaks too. BTDT.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#11 posted 03-05-2008 04:42 PM

Jeremy
this is very nice bowl.

-- Jiri

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#12 posted 03-05-2008 04:48 PM

Jeremy that is absolutely gorgeous!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#13 posted 03-30-2010 07:49 PM

THATS THE BIGGEST ACORN I’VE EVER SEEN!!! haha!
Thats awesome!!

-- dumpster diver delux

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