Maple burl bowl

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Project by Downeastwoody posted 01-25-2014 01:49 AM 1458 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple burl. Trying to keep a live edge. About 16”. Be careful of the live edge it can bite you. Was we’ll over a year old and still wet inside, have sealed it and will give it a few more months.

-- Downeastwoody

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Dave Dufour

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#1 posted 01-25-2014 01:53 AM

It’s going to be beautiful, nice work.
Sorry about your finger.

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#2 posted 01-25-2014 02:06 AM

Looks great so far. Got a finger to match yours about 3 months ago.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 01-25-2014 12:22 PM

Tore off that same nail myself.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 01-25-2014 05:52 PM

You are braver than I am. I have blood on some of my projects too but at 16” that chunk of wood looks dangerous.

Now that it is hollowed out you could speed up the drying using a microwave oven drying technique (look up on Google search)….assuming it will fit in the microwave oven. I use the microwave often and it does a great job.
I currently have an 18” walnut bowl blank at a similar stage of turning and unfortunately it won’t fit in my microwave so I will play the waiting game.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 01-27-2014 09:55 PM

made my butt quiver a little bit seeing that thumb. be sure to post a finished picture!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#6 posted 01-28-2014 12:47 AM

Glad I’m not the only accident prone woodworker. My wife thinks it happens to often, I thinks it just the price of doing what I enjoy! By the way, that’s a pinky, not a thumb. ( the nail is almost off)
Thanks for the comments.

-- Downeastwoody

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