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Thread: Maple Burl Bowl..

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee

    Maple Burl Bowl..

    This is a bowl I did from a maple burl that I picked up at my last show in Farragut. One of the farmer vendors also runs a sawmill and had some oak burl that he asked if I was interested in... it was really nice burl, plus he had more at the mill... we drove up to look at the wood.. got about 10 pieces of the oak burl for about $60, plus this Maple burl for about $10... the burl had some bark inclusion that I couldn't take out of the foot and a little on the side. The bowl is 7 1/2 diameter by 5 high. Finish is polyurethane.

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    Tellico Plains, TN
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Central Illinois
    Beautiful wood and an interesting design.

    Well done.

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  3. #3
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    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    That's a pretty hunk of wood and a nice design, Chuck! Nice job!!!
    Bill Arnold
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  4. #4
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Looks great, Chuck.
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  5. #5
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    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Really nice bowl and the wood is beautiful.
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  6. #6
    beautiful work!
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  7. #7
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    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Great job man, and that's some really nice wood

  8. #8
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    i think that has as much spinny grain as your lathe spun to make it.. nice looking wood and bowl to
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  9. #9
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    May 2009
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Chuck, that is a great looking bowl. Form kind of reminds my of Egyptian pottery.
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  10. #10
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    Jul 2008
    Palm Springs, Ca
    sounds like a great deal on the burl to me
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