Silver Maple Bowl

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Project by bigwoodturner posted 05-07-2009 03:25 AM 2498 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a silver maple burl from a tree cut down at the Broadmour Hotel here in Colorado Springs. It is seven inches high and twenty two inches across. It had alot of character for a silver maple. Got to keep on the good side of the local tree trimmers to get pieces of wood like this.

-- Dale

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#1 posted 05-07-2009 03:36 AM

Really nice piece ,I like what you did on the rim.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 05-07-2009 03:50 AM


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 05-07-2009 03:52 AM

Love that look so great


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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 05-07-2009 04:08 AM

another beauty … 22 inches is really big…. how much did the block of wood weigh before you worked it ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 05-07-2009 04:12 AM

It was some where around 20 pounds. Have a winch on the lathe for the really heavy pieces.

-- Dale

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#6 posted 05-07-2009 04:24 AM

That is a beautiful piece of timber and a gorgeous bowl. I plan on harvesting a silver maple burl in the next few days. I can only hope mine has half the character that yours does.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 05-07-2009 04:30 AM

That should be a really sweet piece of wood. Look forward to seeing what comes out of this.

-- Dale

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#8 posted 05-07-2009 05:37 AM

Nice piece. I keep trying to tell my wood cutter friends, to quit cutting into small pieces big money wood. They sell a whole cord for what a few of the better pieces would bring.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 05-07-2009 05:43 AM

Beautiful bowl, nice shape, and excellent looking wood.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 05-07-2009 12:42 PM

Really awesome. That is a beautiful turning. Of course most of yours are.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 05-07-2009 01:32 PM

Wow that is special.

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#12 posted 05-07-2009 03:14 PM

I really like the edge treatment, inside and out. And that is some dramatic lumber. Great choice of substrate and a beautiful turning.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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