13.5" Cherry burl bowl

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Project by Jay20650 posted 07-28-2014 03:06 PM 1415 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of years ago a friend of mine had a large cherry tree fall during a storm. At the time I hadn’t gotten into turning and mostly only took the wood that I could make boards out of with my alaskan chainsaw mill( in the barn drying…future kitchen cabinets according to my better half). In hindsight it is such a shame because a lot of wood ended up in the fireplace that would have made great bowls or other turning projects. I did however hang onto a large burl section with no real idea what I would do with it, I contemplated making some of my own veneer but that never happened. So now with a lathe in the shop the burl could become something. Being that I am still early in the learning curve with woodturning, this bowl is a little thicker than I would have liked, and the shape isn’t perfect, but on the other hand the wood is gorgeous!

-- Jay,

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#1 posted 07-28-2014 03:21 PM

Nice, very nice Jay


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#2 posted 07-28-2014 03:50 PM

Beautiful piece of wood, nicely turned also, I like thicker turned bowls, most of mine are.

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#3 posted 07-28-2014 04:26 PM

This is a wonderful bowl and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 07-28-2014 09:18 PM

It would have been a shame for this lovely piece of timber to have ended up in the fire box Jay.
nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 10-18-2014 02:52 AM

Extraordinary piece of wood it’s a nice find.

-- If nothing goes right go left.

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