Oak Burl Bowl with bark inclusions

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Project by RobertJ posted 11-18-2011 11:00 PM 1245 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cutting this oak burl was like cutting steel. The bowl is very heavy but my photos can’t capture the beautiful color variations and the impact of the lava like inclusions. This piece made itself and I just went along for the ride. Got the oak wood from a firewood yard. The bowl is 12” diameter and 6” height.

More rustic stuff from Robert…11 months into my turning experience.

-- RobertJ, Southern California

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#1 posted 11-18-2011 11:09 PM

Looks like it was a lot of fun turning this one, nice job :)

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

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#2 posted 11-19-2011 12:03 AM

I love it ,call it volcano

-- jim nevada

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#4 posted 11-19-2011 06:40 AM


--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#5 posted 11-19-2011 10:10 AM

Lovely piece of turning there!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 11-19-2011 04:04 PM

What fantastic wood. And I like how you chose to minimally hollow it and leave it thick and hefty. That is a wonderful piece!


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#7 posted 01-06-2012 05:14 AM

nice bowl!

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