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Pepper Burl bowl

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Project by Yosammitesam posted 11-10-2021 02:57 AM 441 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received this wood from a lumber mill friend here in California. It is off of a huge pepper tree covered in Burl. My friend gave me 2 Burl to turn. The first 3 pics is the largest of the 2 and was a lot of work to turn. The Burl was very porous and had quite a few holes. I ended up filling it with about 200grams of epoxy to ensure it wouldn’t come apart. I used shellack to finish the piece wet sanding to about 400 or 600 grit to ensure the epoxy had at least a decent finish. The bowl ended up being 11” in diameter.
The second 3 pics are of the second bowl. You will see a lot more epoxy in it since there was a hole in it and I didn’t want to sacrifice any of the wood. Learned a lot of epoxy lessons on this bowl. It was about 6” in diameter. I gave this bowl to my friend as a gift and thanks for giving the wood.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 11-10-2021 02:37 PM

pepper tree huh ? sawdust in the shaker ? lol

I’m not a turner but I recognize a great job turning

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#2 posted 11-10-2021 03:07 PM

spectacular bowls,nice work on saving them.

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#3 posted 11-10-2021 05:25 PM

Great challenge and result.

Are you referring to Schinus molle or Peruvian Pepper Wood tree and not the California Bay laurel also known as Myrtle wood in Oregon and called Pepper wood in some locals.

Never thought of using Peruvian Pepper wood but when I lived in Calif. I remember they were common and the trunks were usually “burled” looking. Of course I was just beginning to turn then. Today it is considered an invasive species in California.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 11-10-2021 06:19 PM

Nicely done, lovely bowls.

-- Ron

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#5 posted 11-11-2021 05:10 AM



pepper tree huh ? sawdust in the shaker ? lol

I m not a turner but I recognize a great job turning

- recycle1943

Thanks a lot

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Yosammitesam

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#6 posted 11-11-2021 05:11 AM



spectacular bowls,nice work on saving them.

- pottz

Thanks a lot. I almost feel like I should call myself the salvaged wood turner lol

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Yosammitesam

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#7 posted 11-11-2021 05:15 AM



Great challenge and result.

Are you referring to Schinus molle or Peruvian Pepper Wood tree and not the California Bay laurel also known as Myrtle wood in Oregon and called Pepper wood in some locals.

Never thought of using Peruvian Pepper wood but when I lived in Calif. I remember they were common and the trunks were usually “burled” looking. Of course I was just beginning to turn then. Today it is considered an invasive species in California.

- LesB

Not sure which species of pepper but it was about 6 feet in diameter so it was extremely old. I had my reservations about it too since I have heard pepper can be a bit of an irratant but I made sure to wear my respirator and it wasn’t bad at all.

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#8 posted 11-11-2021 12:29 PM

Beautiful work!

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#9 posted 11-11-2021 11:50 PM

Love them burls. Great work!

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