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Eucalyptus gungurru (Silver Princess) Burl Bowl.

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Project by BobWemm posted 487 days ago 1223 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A guy gave me this burl, then the following day he told me that whatever I made from it he wanted to buy. Damn, I wanted it for myself and it was too fracile to core out, so he won.
The finished piece was approx 10in wide and 9in high and was finished with Krylon Clear Varnish.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 487 days ago

Excellent! I can see why you wanted to keep it! I would too!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Rockbuster

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#2 posted 487 days ago

WOW ! Bob, you did a terrific job on that piece, I would have been scared to turn the lathe on, much less finish it as well as you did. That thing looked like it could have blown to pieces at any time, The end results would sure make me want to keep it too.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 486 days ago

Very cool. I love these.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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deon

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#4 posted 486 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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branch

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#5 posted 486 days ago

hi bob that is a very nice burl bowl i love it
it looks very brittle on the lath how did you keep it from blowing out when you ware turning it

branch

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BobWemm

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#6 posted 485 days ago

Branch, I’ll tell you my secret, but I won’t tell anyone else. I have a number of Automotive hose clamps which I connect together and use that to go around the outside edge. These clamps are strong enough to hold a very weak/fragile piece. Unfortunately not strong enough to hold the burl while I would core the centre out. I’m pretty game but not that silly.
Thanks for your interest.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 485 days ago

Very unusual. I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 484 days ago

Beautiful wood turned into a gorgeous bowl. The finish made the awesome grain really pop. Great job!

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