Turning My First Green Bowlcomments (6) January 26th, 2010 in blogs
A few years ago I was hiking behind my in-laws home in Western Massachusetts when I spotted a good size cherry burl. The tree itself was only about 5 inches in diameter and this 16 inch diameter burl sat about 10 feet up. It became a habit to check on it every once in a while when I would visit.
This past Thanksgiving I went for a run and cooled down afterwards by going to check on the burl out back. As I got closer to where I was sure I saw it last, it was no longer in the horizon. A strong wind must have snapped the tree about 6 feet up and the burl lay on the ground with a 4 foot stem on either side.
The tree was technically on my wife's uncle's land, and when he gave the O.K. (Thanks Ed), I knew it was finally time to try bowl turning.
Check out the photos to see the process from start to finish.
posted in: blogs, cherry, wood turning, rustic, oil
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