One burl, three bowls

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Project by Bill posted 12-28-2012 06:22 PM 1769 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wood is mysterious. When opening up a board, it is hard to tell what is inside. Burls more so than any other type.Sometimes there will be a void, once I found a big softball sized chunk of dirt inside of one.

These bowls are made more mysterious in the fact that I can’t identify it. could be catalpa, butternut, elm, etc.. whatever it is, it had a lot of beauty trapped inside of it.

I also have a few small slabs drying under the bench for box tops…. can’t wait!

First bowl is 4 tall and 7 across, 2nd and 3rd are 5 tall and 7 across. Hope you enjoy.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 12-28-2012 06:31 PM

Beautifull work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#2 posted 12-28-2012 06:38 PM

And you brought the beauty out so us beasts could see it. Thanks for helping me to be curious.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 12-28-2012 06:46 PM

Most Beautiful.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#4 posted 12-28-2012 07:21 PM

You are one fortunate man to have access to so much beautiful potential in your neck of the woods and the insight to maximize that beauty.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 12-28-2012 08:56 PM

one of a kind – character is a good thing!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#6 posted 12-28-2012 10:28 PM

Beautiful wood and excellent interpretation on your part.

Definite head-turning work!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 12-28-2012 10:29 PM

Very neat. I have a maple burl sitting in the shop, maybe I will start digging into it.

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ for free!

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#8 posted 12-28-2012 11:32 PM

Looks like buckeye

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#9 posted 12-28-2012 11:56 PM

Beautiful pieces ! Like you say, you never know what’s inside a burl . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#10 posted 12-29-2012 12:39 AM

beautiful wood and beautiful bowls.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 12-30-2012 05:59 PM

Gorgeous. I too have no idea of species.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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