You may or may not like this 13″ bowl, made from the root ball / stump of a mountain laurel tree from North Carolina. I know it looks like a prize from a skeet shooting contest, but the burl eyes, grain and color are very interesting. Turning was a challenge in case you were wondering!
2 thoughts on “Mt Laurel Burl Bowl. Private collection”
May 28, 2013 at 5:11 AM
very nice, I turned some white oak burls that measured 19in dia X 3in deep. as you said interesting to turn.Long process to keep it in tact
May 28, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Paul, thank you for your nice comments about my turnings. I am retired and have been doing this for about 7 or 8 years and certainly enjoy it. Before I started I joined a local woodturning club and there was able to be “mentored” by a knowledgeable instructor. Here is the website for the American Association of Woodturners: http://www.woodturner.org/. This AAW has many thousands of members, has magazine with good articles each month and comes with the inexpensive membership. Secondly, here are two websites of people I have had as teachers and are well known for their hollowing skills and work: http://www.ellsworthstudios.com/ and http://www.mikejackofsky.com/. Here is a You Tube site that gives you an idea of hollowing and where to get the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWlE-6pL7w0. However, if you search the web for videos on the subject you will find many. I am jealous of the white oak burl you use. In Montana hardwoods are rare so am always looking for good new sources. If you know where to get W O burls let me know. eonjoy