Natural edge birch burl bowl

Editor's Choice - Mar 10, 2015

While Out hiking with my dog Jasper I came across a nice little birch burl. I could see the “rays” in it just from the chainsaw cut. I knew right then I wouldn’t be able to wait a year or so for it to cure, so decided to turn it green… I turned it down to about 3/8" thick walls and bottom, put it in the microwave for 30 sec intervals. Sanded it down to 1500 grit and finished it with tung oil. It’s been about a week and so far so good, no sign of cracking or warping. It’s in a cool place, in a paper bag with its own shavings, time will tell…

Woods: birch burl

Tools: wood lathe

Tags: natural edge bowl burl birch

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7 Comments

Joe ...

Nice work. I hope it remains warp and crack free!

Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking) ...

Hope that works .Looks real nice

Steve66 ...

Beautiful bowl! Good luck with the outcome.

Thorreain ...

Great work. You have great turning skills, wonderful piece.

jimbotoc ...

That’s a sweet bowl, nice work.

Dandy ...

Beautiful job!

a1jim ...

Wow very cool bowl.

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