Cherry Bowl

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Project by crashman posted 03-31-2012 03:11 PM 1638 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a Cherry Burl log from a guy who warned me ” It could be rotten inside” but I took the chance. It was quite rotten inside so I cut it up & threw it on the firewood pile to burn. Then I saw a free form bowl video so thought I would give it a try. After the flying Ants, Larvae, rotten prtions of wood were removed, this is what I ended up with. DON’T THROW ANYTHING AWAY, it all has a use sonewhere. The best part is I have 5 more chunks of ths Cherry Burl to have fun with…...................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#1 posted 03-31-2012 04:07 PM

That’s came out really cool, what’s the finish?

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 03-31-2012 04:12 PM

gorgeousness personified

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 03-31-2012 05:41 PM

I really like the free form shape and the finish. would like to know more about your technique and finish products.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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#4 posted 03-31-2012 07:25 PM

That’s a beautiful piece of wood! And you sure made a great bowl out of it.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 03-31-2012 07:38 PM

All any piece of wood needs added is the imagination of the person looking at it. Very nice job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 03-31-2012 07:48 PM

Liking it …. what a great finished product


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#7 posted 03-31-2012 08:09 PM

hi very nice piece of wood love what you did with it mad a piece of art out off it

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#8 posted 03-31-2012 08:14 PM

That is a beautiful piece of wood. Thanks.

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

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#9 posted 03-31-2012 08:36 PM

Nice! Really Beautiful!
Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#10 posted 04-01-2012 02:27 AM

Martyroc, The finish is Rust-Oleum polyurethane gloss in spray can form. I liked the product but the spray can mechanics/operation was horrible, maybee I just got a bad can. First time I ever used this product…....Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#11 posted 04-01-2012 02:36 AM

DanoP, This is my first bowl and there was no technique I just ground away the rotten wood untill I got to a solid material, that’s what determined the shape of the bowl. I got lucky I guess. LOL. I addressed the finish part of your ? in my reply to Martyroc. Thanks for all the comments. This site is awsome.

-- Jack R. Ellis

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