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Project by Broda posted 10-07-2009 02:13 PM 2543 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hey everyone,
I turned this bowl especially for celebreting my 1 year anniversary on Lumberjocks! I’d like to say thanks to everyone thats helped me out and to Martin for providing such a great site for us!

This bowl was a first for me. I’v never turned a burl before and let me tell you, there HARD! I suppose its like turning red concrete….

This bowl is turned from Red Mallee Burl from Australia. It’s about 170mm wide and about 30mm deep.

Finished with Scandinavian teak oil.

thanks for looking
comments and critiques welcome

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-





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Indiana_Parrothead

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#1 posted 10-07-2009 02:18 PM

Nice bowl. I have tried to turn the same thing and I agree that wood is VERY hard. Nice work.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#2 posted 10-07-2009 03:40 PM

Nice Bowl & Happy Anniversary!

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#3 posted 10-07-2009 04:47 PM

Beautiful turning, keep up the nice work.

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

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#4 posted 10-07-2009 05:38 PM

Happy Anniversary! very cool looking bowl. Well done.

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#5 posted 10-07-2009 07:25 PM

Happy aniversary, great bowl.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 10-07-2009 10:48 PM

Master Broda I wish you many more.. anniversaries and bowls.
This bowl is exception… just one thing… the edges are a little rough… LOL
Very nice and I still will be wanting some lessons from you.
Your friend up north
Larry

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au

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huff

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#7 posted 10-07-2009 10:55 PM

Beautiful burl and another great turning. Happy Anniversary.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#8 posted 10-07-2009 11:34 PM

Beautiful bowl & happy anniversary.

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Broda

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#9 posted 10-08-2009 02:28 AM

thanks everyone,
stop in if your ever down here and good luck at the show
are you driving down?

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#10 posted 10-08-2009 02:40 AM

Looks like a mushroom.

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#11 posted 10-08-2009 04:02 AM

Wow…. now that is cool! I wish I could turn something like that…

-- To each his(or her!) own!

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Broda

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#12 posted 10-08-2009 05:05 AM

Mtkate- hey, it does too! never realised that

ProfistofDoom- thanks!

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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Gary Fixler

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#13 posted 10-08-2009 09:04 AM

I just love red mallee. I haven’t seen any in real life yet, but it always stops me in my tracks when I’m looking through turnings online. Mallee is a Eucalyptus. I have about 1000-1500lbs of an unknown euc here waiting to be sawed up through October and November (hopefully I can get through a lot of it by December), and I know from the one large log I actually resawed manually with a crosscut saw that it’s a nightmare. It was only about a <1>m not quite to the 3/4 year mark yet.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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Broda

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#14 posted 10-08-2009 10:13 AM

hahaha, just realised my comment after Loucarb’s dosen’t make sence, It was directed at Degoose

Gary- I envy your eucalyptus find and want to see what you turn out of it. definatly try to get some red mallee burl, it’s got awesome colours

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#15 posted 10-08-2009 11:26 AM

Thanks, Broda. Aside from some very nice bee’s wing figure, it all looks to be fairly uniform in color. It won’t be very striking stuff like your mallee burl (not even close!), but it should make some solid slabs and turnings. I’ll post as I go, of course :)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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