Myrtle Burl bowl

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Project by Darell posted 04-15-2011 12:57 AM 1531 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Picked up this myrtle burl blank somewhere. Can’t remember where but finally got around to turning it. I like the way it turned out. It’s got color and grain variations and the bottom looks pretty good too. It’s 2 7/8” tall by 6 1/2” at the base and a little under 6” at the top. Sanded to 320, PSI’s EEE pollish and two coats of Mylands.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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robert triplett

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#1 posted 04-15-2011 01:11 AM

That is an interesting shape. The grain and highlights make it look sculpted. Beautiful wood too. Your memory for wood purchases may be going, but your turning skills are good. I looked at your other posts. Some very nice work and a big assortment of projects.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 04-15-2011 05:44 AM

Robert, thanks for the kind comments. The pics are distorted for some reason. The bowl is actually shallower than it looks. Don’t know why this happens when I post pics but it does. My memory is pretty sorry at times but I’ve picked up so much wood from so many different places the past few months that it’s hard to remember where each piece came from.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#3 posted 04-15-2011 10:17 AM

enjoy seeing your pieces Darell, you obviously take a lot of care in your finishing & it shows, things dont have to be over complicated to be of note, but a well executed simpler work stands out when done well & the timber does the talking :)))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 04-15-2011 01:12 PM

I was on ebay last night eye-balling a piece of Myrtle burl. I never have worked it and wanted to give it a try. Your bowl has very pretty grain to it… and yeah, when I read the dimensions I knew the photos were distorted. Really nice bowl and the bottom looks as good as the top.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 04-16-2011 11:33 PM

Very unique form & gorgeous wood. Well done.

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