Lace maple burl bowl

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Project by Raftermonkey posted 11-27-2013 03:55 AM 976 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lace maple burl. 5 1/2” wide, 11 1/2” long 3” tall. Finished with wipe on poly and Briwax.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#1 posted 11-27-2013 09:12 AM

Beautiful piece.

-- Dave -

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#2 posted 11-27-2013 11:10 AM

That sure is a beautiful piece of wood.
Congratulations, and thanks for showing.

-- 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 11-27-2013 01:05 PM

Very nice creation there. The timber is spectacular. Where’d ya come up with that chunk of wood?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 11-27-2013 01:38 PM

Outta sight, Zeke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 11-27-2013 03:24 PM

WOW ~~ That’s is amazingly beautiful!! Great job !!

-- William from the oldest town in Texas

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#6 posted 11-27-2013 04:23 PM

Beautiful bowl, is that finish you used food safe?

-- "The Cedar King"

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#7 posted 11-27-2013 06:33 PM

Thanks everybody, Todd I don’t think so because of the briwax but I’m not positive on that. Chrisstef, I’ve had this chunk of wood for a couple years and never could decide what to do with it as it was a weird shape when I got it. I think it came from North Carolina but not sure on that either.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#8 posted 11-27-2013 09:15 PM

WOW! Now that is a great display of nature at its finest! Outstanding use of this stunning piece!

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#9 posted 12-02-2013 05:46 PM

Gorgeous bowl! Great shape and finish and the burl looks amazing. Excellent turning!

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#10 posted 12-03-2013 02:24 AM

Thanks Fish. This one is carved instead of turned.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#11 posted 12-18-2013 11:11 PM

that looks great..

interested in how dry the wood was before you started to carve it.

Also did you dry it and if so how did you dry it..

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#12 posted 12-19-2013 03:22 AM

Tony the blank was sealed with anchor seal when I got it. Don’t know what the mc% was then but I kept it put up for a couple years so I know it was good n dry when I carved it. If it’s drying methods you’re looking for you can search it here in the forums and find way more accurate and useful information than I can give you. I I’ve been sealing and saving wood for a few years now and keep adding to so I have a pretty good rotation of dry wood. And, I’ve carved some things still dripping wet because I didn’t mind if it warped or cracked a little.haha. Sorry I haven’t really helped in answering your question buddy.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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