LumberJocks

Burl Bowl Box #3

  • Advertise with us
Project by NoWhiskeyWoodworking posted 09-21-2021 05:40 PM 451 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, I think I did it right this time with the pictures… loading them to the gallery that is. There should be five.

I pretty much used the same method I’ve been using. I cut the burl into a rectangle shape with a Sawzall, then cut off the lid with a pruning saw. The inside was bored out with paddle bits, my grinder, and then finished with sanding discs and a buffing ball.

After testing it to make sure it wouldn’t be too dark, I used polyurethane for the finish.

I tried something new on the sides, which usually don’t have much burl grain. I drilled out a space in the pith and then glued in… well, half a black walnut shell. They have always looked like owl faces to me, though my daughter said pig snouts.

In any case, I hope they add some character to the box.

-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."





8 comments so far

View therealSteveN's profile

therealSteveN

8858 posts in 1817 days


#1 posted 09-21-2021 06:23 PM

Is that embedded nut your doing, or Ma Natures? It’s pretty neat whichever way it happened.

-- Think safe, be safe

View NoWhiskeyWoodworking's profile

NoWhiskeyWoodworking

187 posts in 42 days


#2 posted 09-21-2021 06:30 PM

I drilled out a little hole on each side and embedded it.


Is that embedded nut your doing, or Ma Natures? It s pretty neat whichever way it happened.

- therealSteveN


-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

View splintergroup's profile

splintergroup

5863 posts in 2465 days


#3 posted 09-21-2021 06:43 PM

You can sure crank these out!

I hate to mention it because it may totally eat into every second of spare time, but if you have smaller chunks, like 8”x8”, they would make great jewelry boxes for the dresser.

The hardware you choose is spot on, nice rustic look.

I had to think you made it into a pig-tote, a way to get “Babe” to and from the vet 8^)

View NoWhiskeyWoodworking's profile

NoWhiskeyWoodworking

187 posts in 42 days


#4 posted 09-21-2021 07:22 PM

Yes, I do tend to crank them out. Even though I claim otherwise, my wife always says to me, “You know you have anxiety, right?”

“What? I’m calm as a cucumber!”

“Um, no hun, you just take all the jitters and shakes and release them into that grinder. I bet that thing could run from the juice coming out of your frazzled mind and down into your arm.”

“Me? Anxious? Whatever. Anyway, I gotta go… I gotta start my third burl project for the day.”


You can sure crank these out!

I hate to mention it because it may totally eat into every second of spare time, but if you have smaller chunks, like 8”x8”, they would make great jewelry boxes for the dresser.

The hardware you choose is spot on, nice rustic look.

I had to think you made it into a pig-tote, a way to get “Babe” to and from the vet 8^)

- splintergroup


-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

View swirt's profile

swirt

6631 posts in 4215 days


#5 posted 09-22-2021 12:17 AM

It looks good, but I agree with your daughter, I think they look like pig snouts rather than owl face.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

View NoWhiskeyWoodworking's profile

NoWhiskeyWoodworking

187 posts in 42 days


#6 posted 09-22-2021 12:36 AM

Probably so… but it’s a tough little hog of a box, so that works!


It looks good, but I agree with your daughter, I think they look like pig snouts rather than owl face.

- swirt


-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

View Grizz01's profile

Grizz01

49 posts in 29 days


#7 posted 09-22-2021 02:46 AM

That’s just crazy cool looking stuff!

-- Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.

View NoWhiskeyWoodworking's profile

NoWhiskeyWoodworking

187 posts in 42 days


#8 posted 09-22-2021 03:28 AM

Thanks!


That s just crazy cool looking stuff!

- Grizz01


-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com