Red Mallee Burl Bowl #1

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Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 12-28-2013 12:34 AM 1604 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK so we’re #’ing things to keep track of it all against the material and the year created. This is my first experiment with red mallee – it’s pretty cool stuff. Tested it out with a small burl cap, leaving the outside natural. I also left the chainsaw marks on the surface where it’s not turned.

The material turned easy enough, polished very quickly, and took the tung oil finish quickly. So … now its time to get more and try to find it at a reasonable price! Searching for suppliers in Australia and checking our various lumber suppliers as well.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#1 posted 12-28-2013 01:25 AM


-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 12-28-2013 01:58 AM

what a beautiful bowl, the wood is fantastic, and i like you left the saw marks, and thank you for the info the other day, it helped, hope you have good luck in selling your pieces.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 12-28-2013 05:47 AM

Eric, that is really good.

Have you tried ”Djarilmari Timber Products-
That’s where I get mine from. Neale and Carla are nice people.

Good luck,

-- 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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#4 posted 12-28-2013 11:45 AM

How about CROWIE here on L/J’s?

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#5 posted 12-29-2013 12:30 AM

That’s a beautiful jaw-breaker holder. Or, Dark chocolate M&M’s..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 02:29 AM

There’s a guy in Chesapeake, VA who imports aussie burls. His website is

-- Bret - Maverick Wood Studio

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#7 posted 12-30-2013 03:05 AM

I was checking out – has some neat stuff (had) a lot is sold. Working up some budget to order more blanks as soon as some of these creations sell.


-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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