Journey into Woodturning #49: Maple Burl, Dark wood Lid bowl

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 03-23-2021 02:05 PM 895 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This project has been on the books for a while. Maple Burl is so unique, well any burl for that matter. The swirls of wood grain is like ink spot you could stare at for hours and get lost in imagination. This piece of burl was no exception and provided so many interesting designs of color and shapes.

The lid is made of a darker wood for contrast and is Cabreuva, also known as Santos Mahogany. This wood from central/south America region has a wonderful aroma that lingers. I believe I read some where its sap or oils are used in perfumes. During turning/sanding though, a mask or respirator should be worn.

The shape of the bowl and lid ended up perfectly the way I wanted and envisioned. Except for the inside of the lid. I have some options for the finial glue up and the mortise in the lid. I could place a coin in the center of decoration, or I could turn a light colored (maple maybe) piece as a plug. I’m still not sure which way I want to go, so it remains untouched.

Still practicing my finials, but the knob for the lid looks great, in my humble opinion. The wood is unknown. Again it creates a fantastic contrast to the darker wood below it.

This weeks video: Maple Burl Lid Bowl

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