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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Sandia Park, NM

    Maple Burl Bowl

    I posted this a while back on another forum. I bought this burl from a gentleman at our local flea market here in east mountains. He makes NE tables out of local wood and after talking to him for a while he mentioned he had a bunch of burls he had no use for. So, $20 later, here it is. He thought it would be neat to leave a few spikes on it so I did. I gave it to him to bribe my way into his sawmill....and it work. Obviously taken before I had my photo gradient.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    I really like that one Nate. That's some pretty wood and an interesting form, Good job. Do you have access to his sawmill now?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I think the technical term for that kind of piece is "knucklebuster". That's sure a sweet piece of wood for $20. Well done.
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  4. #4
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    that is a WOW form for sure, hollow and all burl to boot wasnt easy to pull off, and i am not a turner but know this is not your first rodeo
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    That is a beauty Nate. I like the rustic look of it. Wood is beautiful.
    Bernie W.

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  6. #6
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    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    Very well done!
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    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Love the maple burl wood... it's outstanding --- as is the design.... Like Vaughn said tho, that's a real knuckle buster... if I had done that I'm sure by now I would be missing at least 3 or 4 of my knuckles by now... outstanding job.
    Tellico Plains, TN
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