Natural edge birch burl bowl

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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…

10 Comments

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

Joe Fiore

Beautiful bowl! Good luck with the outcome.

steve66

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

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

That’s a sweet bowl, nice work.

Wow very cool bowl.

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Beautiful bowl!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

real nice turning.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Love natural edge stuff. Well done. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".