Large Black Ash Burl

A customer dropped of a large black ash burl a few days ago. I was commissioned to turn it into one large live edged bowl. The photos below show this process. The trimmed burl with an attached 6" faceplate is shown being hoisted onto my Stubby S1000 lathe with help of a shop crane. The trimmed burl weighed around 90 pounds. The burl was solid so turning was not difficult, but it took the better part of a day. After turning the outer profile with a 5.5" tenon, the piece was still to heavy for simply taking it off the lathe by hand. I took advantage of the flexibility of the Stubby lathe to remove more wood from the burl. A second bed with a banjo and tool rest was attached to the head stock t

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Artistic lathe turned wood bowls from Lake Superior area

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