TWO CEDAR BURL BOWLS and other things

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Project by bushmaster posted 12-06-2020 02:34 AM 635 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine that works in the logging industry dropped a couple shallow Western Red Cedar Burls this fall, as well as Yellow Cedar blocks. They gave me the inspiration to starts some work in the shop
This one was round and had enough wood for foot for the chuck

It turned into this, The contrast between sap wood and heart wood is attractive.

The bottom

The other Burl was more attractive in the end but it had to be mounted way off center where there was enough wood. I felt I had to attach it with a faceplate and screws for fear of it coming off, It shook my lathe up allot, tool that I lay on the bed ended up on the floor.

The color was great on this one, lots of variation caused by the grain of the burl. hard to capture with a photo

Also sent out some spurtles that where requested from a You Tube video I post long time ago

Recycle1943 in the comments of the las project I posted said he was looking forward to seeing some innovated projects I built from scratch. This one is for him. I had an snowblower from an old lawn tractor, a motor I picked up cheap, and an old quad. Thought, why don’t i put them all together and make something useful. This is not my original design that was in my head. If you don’t work from a plan one can easily change and come up with most any thing and a way to fit the bill. When it snows more I will see if it works, we did have one big snow fall, but I had to get the big guns out. now it is warmer and with some rain

Other than that I have one other innovative project that I tested out yesterday, just have to use it for a project soon, so stay tuned.

Thanks for looking, more good things to come.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 12-06-2020 02:58 AM

Brian, I love burl timber and these are no exception to that love,

Great job mate and thanks for sharing.

Love the snow blower.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 12-06-2020 03:36 AM

Hey that sure is nice to get a couple of burls dropped off! I know what you mean about the camera not showing how really cool the wood in the burls is. That snow blower should do the trick, nice work on it!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 12-06-2020 03:44 AM

The burl turning looks great Brian; and yes I like the red one better.

And well done on the home made snow blower though it’d be unnecessary downunder especially a this time of year.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 12-06-2020 06:16 AM

Ehen nature is all about… ot partiačy…. everything looks good!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-06-2020 08:03 AM

Very nice that turning and it is also nice to see that you are a which like to work with wood but also with metal. I remimber the lathe you made a couple of years ago.


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#6 posted 12-06-2020 11:38 AM

Well done lucky you, how come nobody drops anything in my shop, I’m not jealous, just thinking loud, but you sure did something nice with those, bravo.

-- andrek

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#7 posted 12-06-2020 06:40 PM

Brian, that first picture in the top section looks quite cerebral. IE Brain like, the grain, and overall shape are wonderful.

Hope the snow buggy works out for you. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 12-07-2020 07:28 PM

Nice work Brian. Those burls would have made a fine boot or two.
I didn’t like the sight of the snowblower. Omen of storms to come, especially here in southern Alberta where we have been breaking record warm temperatures. I think January and February 2021 will be rough for us!
Regards, Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#9 posted 12-07-2020 08:54 PM

nice work brian – you always surprise and amaze me. You and Sasha have a lot in common in that he makes nearly all of his tools as well.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#10 posted 12-12-2020 12:32 AM

Love those burls!!That was a real original design on the snowblower , too!! Looks like something I might have cooked up!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 12-13-2020 10:43 PM

Great work on the burls Brian

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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