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Project by Kerux2 posted 09-21-2013 05:09 AM 1523 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry Burl 8 3/4” x 3 1/4”

Stabilized after drying with CA in certain areas with a mix of some burl powder and coffee grounds. 2 coats of Clear Shellac and 6 coats of Poly Wipe. Buffed and waxed.

I’ve learned better since this bowl to make a smaller bottom with a more ‘round’ look. Wish I could have a do over with that hunk of wood.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.





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aussiedave

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#1 posted 09-21-2013 10:34 AM

A beautiful Cherry burl bowl…the cherry looks great…excellent.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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deon

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#2 posted 09-21-2013 10:52 AM

Nice grain and shape

-- Dreaming patterns

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Woodbridge

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#3 posted 09-21-2013 12:41 PM

nice looking bowl. Wonderfull figure on the cherry burl. That is a great action shot of you turning the bowl.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 09-21-2013 01:04 PM

Great looking bowl, I owuldnt have guessed it was cherry…. Beautiful.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Gary

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#5 posted 09-21-2013 02:15 PM

I love burl. Never seem to get my hands on any.
Beautiful bowl.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Kerux2

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#6 posted 09-21-2013 06:25 PM

Woodbridge, I wish I could take claim for the picture. My son grabbed that shot.

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Kerux2

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#7 posted 09-21-2013 06:27 PM

Ken, I have found that the cherry burls, especially, are light in color but after a while it darkens quite a bit.

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Kerux2

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#8 posted 09-21-2013 06:28 PM

Gary, I have the problem getting a hold of burl as well. I had friends that did a clearing and they saw this and gave it to me.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#9 posted 09-22-2013 01:06 AM

That is really beautiful. Great job. You really let the wood speak for itself

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Kerux2

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#10 posted 09-22-2013 03:51 AM

Thanks Kaleb. I think that is always my approach when turning bowls and HF’s. Let the wood speak to me… let it decide what it should be.

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Kerux2

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#11 posted 09-22-2013 03:52 AM

deon, The grain is not even coming close to what it looks like in real life. The whole thing is just a popping. Thank you for your encouragement.

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Kerux2

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#12 posted 09-22-2013 04:05 AM

Hey Aussie Dave, I appreciate the encouragement. The shape of the bowl is okay, especially if it were to be a ‘working’ bowl. You would want to have a flatter work surface. My goal from now on will be to round up the bottom of the bowls. Get the wood up off the ground quicker.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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WayneC

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#13 posted 09-22-2013 04:23 AM

Lovely bowl.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Avg_Joe

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#14 posted 09-23-2013 03:12 AM

Beautiful wood and bowl!

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