Ok i picked up a small burl the other day its only 6lbs and i thought first time out i am gonna try a small one. Have no clue what i am doing so i need all the advice i can get. I have up to this point only ever seen burl in pictures so i could not resist the opportunity to get my hands on one.
Heres the pictures to give you an idea of its overall shape. I named the sides just for reference
So i will give you my thoughts and then i need setting straight. I cannot afford to make the mistakes i have made in the past with my other bowl attempts so here goes.
Mount on a faceplate from the hollow scalloped side which would be the front view and then proceed to turn a tennon on the area between the "buns" at the rear or opposite side. Also cut bark away to form the outer edge of the bowl.
Then mount tennon in scroll chuck and proceed to hollow out the scallop shaping it to the bowl. Just to be clear on my thoughts at this stage the bowl bottom would be the buns sides and where the trunk is on the front the inner of the bowl.
Hows that sound. shoot with any opinions, alternatives, questions etc i need all the help i can get on this one.
Thanks in advance to all