Natural Maple Burl Bowl

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 05-17-2013 01:16 AM 1268 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Unbalanced, heavy and fragile, this was a real turning challenge!
12” across at the widest point, about 3” tall.

-- Aaron

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#1 posted 05-17-2013 02:19 AM

Beautiful wood shown. As you stated, unbalance and fragile. I assume a lot of sanding or slow scraping.

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#2 posted 05-17-2013 09:24 AM

Spectacular result, I love it.
Did you sand the sharp tips on the underside spines.

-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 05-17-2013 11:40 AM

Beautiful work. I am going to trying something like this someday…

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#4 posted 05-17-2013 12:34 PM

Goodness!! This wood is absolutely beautiful and your work on this complements and matches the beauty of the wood. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 05-17-2013 02:07 PM

@BobWemm: I used a rotary tool with a wire brush on the bottom. That cleaned the dirt off and loose bits…and refined the spines. I wanted to keep the spines but I softened the tips a little bit and removed a couple so you don’t hurt yourself picking the bowl up. You still need to be gentle, though. I had tried a sanding sponge but that was just too much. I borrowed a rotary tool from a friend that has a flexible shaft and variable speed. It was the perfect $300 tool for 10 minutes of work :)

-- Aaron

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#6 posted 05-19-2013 09:34 AM

Must of been hard work very nice.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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