Highly Figured Sugar Maple Burl

I obtained a large sugar maple burl from a customer. The burl was solid with great shape and bark, and it wrapped most of the way around the log. The burl is about 17" in diameter and is shown in the following image. I cut the burl perpendicular to the axis of the tree (log) into two halves in preparation for two end grain bowls. The next gallery of photos shows the process of turning the first half into a bowl that measures 17x14x6" with a 1/2" wall thickness. Click on the first image in the gallery to enter in a full screen slide show with captions. The next gallery shows the process of turning the second half of the burl into a bowl. This bowl is slightly larger than the first half and me

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Artistic lathe turned wood bowls from Lake Superior area

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