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Project by VanDesignWoodworkin posted 05-19-2022 08:27 PM 455 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After getting a few wild cherry galls yesterday, I had the itch to make a bowl today. I knew my new pieces were too green, so I dug through my boxes and found a piece that had been cut to make a clock face. The clock face became the bottom of the bowl.

I’m not familiar with this type of wood here, but I’ve seen it before in my past projects. I know from experience that it tends to get reddish-orange when the poly is added:

I wanted to avoid that so I put two coats of Dead Flat Varnish on this piece before adding the poly. That helped keep it to its more natural color.

It’s not my favorite bowl, but it’s not bad.

-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"





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Eric

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#1 posted 05-19-2022 08:34 PM

Those bowls are looking great Van. You keep grinding them out fast. Getting ready for that next show.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#2 posted 05-19-2022 08:39 PM

Thanks, Eric! Yeah, at this rate I should have plenty of inventory!


Those bowls are looking great Van. You keep grinding them out fast. Getting ready for that next show.

- Eric


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#3 posted 05-19-2022 09:43 PM

man i wish i had access to that stuff.the colors and grain are just amazing.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 05-19-2022 11:24 PM

That looks great van!!!! I love the grain and colors.

Did you by chance get any pictures of the trees with the cherry galls that you can share. I’d love to know what the source looks like.

Dan

-- Dan, TN

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#5 posted 05-20-2022 12:20 AM

Come to Michigan… we can go fly fishing and then hunt up some burl and gall!


man i wish i had access to that stuff.the colors and grain are just amazing.

- pottz


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#6 posted 05-20-2022 12:20 AM

Thanks, Dan!

Check out my most recent blog post for some pics.


That looks great van!!!! I love the grain and colors.

Did you by chance get any pictures of the trees with the cherry galls that you can share. I’d love to know what the source looks like.

Dan

- Brodan


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#7 posted 05-20-2022 12:26 AM

Very very very nice. Thank you.

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#8 posted 05-20-2022 12:40 AM

Thanks Van. I checked it out. I appreciate you sharing your pics.

-- Dan, TN

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#9 posted 05-20-2022 12:59 AM

Pretty nice.

I too am jealous of the burls, but at least you are not telling me you are finding them at Lowes, right next to the ambrosia maple ;)

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

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#10 posted 05-20-2022 01:45 AM

That is some very artsy wood working for certain and very beautiful.

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#11 posted 05-20-2022 11:19 AM

Thanks!


Very very very nice. Thank you.

- HowardAppel


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#12 posted 05-20-2022 11:20 AM

No problem!


Thanks Van. I checked it out. I appreciate you sharing your pics.

- Brodan


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#13 posted 05-20-2022 11:20 AM

Ha!


Pretty nice.

I too am jealous of the burls, but at least you are not telling me you are finding them at Lowes, right next to the ambrosia maple ;)

- swirt


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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VanDesignWoodworkin

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#14 posted 05-20-2022 11:21 AM

Thank you!


That is some very artsy wood working for certain and very beautiful.

- BurlyBob


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#15 posted 05-20-2022 12:30 PM

That is some gnarly burl. When I first brought up the projects page, the small thumbnail photo sort of looks like a hunk of meat. I though you were showing us a brisket you smoked. ;-)

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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