Burnt bowl

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Project by alholstein posted 03-17-2018 08:15 PM 984 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out as a normal birch bowl. But after sitting for some time it developed major cracks and would present a problem or a very small bowl if they were turned off. So I took a torch to it and blackened the outside. Finished it with Varathane poly and then turned completed turning inside. I was wanting to have an example of the contrast between the woods and wasn’t concerned about the shape. Just a little bowl to collect pocket change or whatever. It will sit on a white desktop, so was going for contrast there also.


-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#1 posted 03-18-2018 02:36 AM

That is so cool !!!!!!!! I may have to burn a chunk of wood just to try my luck. Great job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 03-18-2018 01:43 PM

I really like it… Good idea.


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#3 posted 03-18-2018 07:47 PM

I find this piece stunning. The contrast between the blackened wood on the outside and the wood inside is absolutely beautiful. I also like the natural shape. Very well done!

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium -

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#4 posted 03-18-2018 08:28 PM

Very cool Al. I’m gonna have to try that.

-- Mark

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