Walnut burl bowl

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Project by Rickterscale posted 05-08-2015 06:07 PM 1136 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This walnut burl comes from a walnut orchard in the Central Valley of California. Got it from a friend who got some scraps from the owner of the orchard. Here is how I received it (sorry if these pics are too big; I sized them down, but they still seem big):

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Sliced the bottom off at an angle to give me a flat bottom:

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Cut it round on the bandsaw:

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I was going to go all natural edge, and turned the outside accordingly. But turning the inside, I couldn’t get clean cuts on the inside of the spikeys, one broke, and I kept hitting my fingers (ouch). So I ended up turning them off, leaving a litle natural edge for a rustic look.

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Finish is wipe-on poly.

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#1 posted 05-08-2015 07:56 PM

lovely piece of burl, nice job on the turning & finish

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

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#2 posted 05-09-2015 12:37 PM

Very nicely turned.

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