The Burl Bowl Beat

Cool Chunk of claro walnut burl



Soaked in CA


Rocks and burl


More burl and a void emerge


Rough hollowing


Shearing scrape


Sanding started


Started on the bottom


The blank went for a short flight...


I'd like to claim it was an unstable bowl but that was not the case. It was a stupid mistake on my part. I was turning down the nib at the very end of the processed when I rubbed the tool edge and got a catch. the bowl came out the cole jaws hit the tool rest and flew straight up. I was then showered in burl bowl pieces. It was spectacular!

I was so upset I could barely think straight. I only found two pieces and have no idea where the other 60% of them are.

Now... I understand these things happen and I just need to chuck up another block