Maple Burl Bowl with Turquoise Inlace

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Project by Indiana_Parrothead posted 10-29-2009 01:43 PM 3959 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another one of my turning projects. It is a Maple Burl Bowl with Turquoise Inlace used to fill in some of the voids. It is about 9 1/2” in diameter and about 2” tall. It was sanded to 2000 grit. The finish is Myland friction polish and the I used a Beall Buffing System using Tripoli, White Diamond and then finally Carnauba Wax.

It turned out pretty good, I have yet to sign it on the bottom. I use a wood burner with a small tip to do the signing. Thanks for looking.


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

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#1 posted 10-29-2009 02:08 PM

Great bowl Mike, really turned out nice. You happy with the inlace? Haven’t used it yet, just glitter and thin CA. How did the maple burl turn?

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#2 posted 10-29-2009 02:14 PM

I like the Inlace, I use it quit a bit. It turns good and if used on flat surface it sands easy. As for the maple burl turning, it was dry and hard. There were no big curls coming off when I turned it. A lot of chips and dust. But it is pretty strong, it might be hard to tell but the wall thinckness is between 1/8” and 3/16” so I got it pretty thin. The bottom was not bad but when I got to the side walls it was a little scary, it made some pretty strange sounds when I was turning.

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

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#3 posted 10-29-2009 04:07 PM

very nice bowl , the burls are a little harder to work, i love the inlay. keep them comin.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#4 posted 10-29-2009 04:58 PM

Bravoooooooooo well done love the Inlace

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#5 posted 10-29-2009 05:26 PM

Great bowl… your inlays. Even here in the ‘Land of Turquoise’ (new mexico), I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bowl inlaid with turquoise.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#6 posted 10-30-2009 05:31 AM

Great bowl. The burl is nice and the inlace gives it that little extra to make it stand out.

Great design. Great turning.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 10-30-2009 07:58 AM

Special one of a kind very well done.


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#8 posted 10-31-2009 07:14 AM


-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#9 posted 10-31-2009 01:23 PM

Mike, nice bowl love the grain and inlace.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#10 posted 10-31-2009 05:35 PM

Very nice bowl I like the turquoise accents


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