Redwood Burl bowl

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Project by Raftermonkey posted 08-07-2010 04:05 PM 2485 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a redwood burl bowl that I just finished. It is a combination of hand carved and lathe turned. I just got my first lathe about a two weeks ago. I had already carved out the inside by hand and I just couldn’t resist the urge to finish the outside on the lathe. I was scared to death about gluing that waste block to the inside of this dude. Then I thought I had turned too much off of the bottom and just knew that when I went to knock the waste block off I would break it, but it came off fine. So I guess you could say that this is the first half of my first lathe turned bowl,haha. I love those pretty eyes. This is definitely one of my most favorite woods. It is 8 3/4 in diameter and 2 5/8” tall, finished with two coats of Watco butcher block oil dried for a week then sprayed with 3 coats of lacquer.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#1 posted 08-07-2010 05:15 PM

Gorgeous bowl!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 08-07-2010 07:00 PM

Nice job for just getting your first lathe.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 08-07-2010 07:28 PM

Gorgeous turning, where can I get that wood?

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

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#4 posted 08-07-2010 10:47 PM

Now that is cool. Very pretty.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#5 posted 08-07-2010 11:12 PM

Wowsville wonderful bowl with great figure and super chatoyancy


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#6 posted 08-08-2010 12:21 AM

Thanks folks, Jockmike I got this piece off of ebay, but LJ Oregonburls has some. He cut me out a block today and will prolly ship it Monday.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#7 posted 08-08-2010 02:48 AM

Beautiful piece, that Maple Burl is really nice, the color and eye’s are really something.

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