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Birch burl bowl

 

Birch Burl Bowl with natural edge on the side

Birch Burl Bowl with natural edge on the side

I just completed this little Birch Burl bowl. I really like the way that it came out. I’ve been turning most of my bowls lately with a flat rim that slopes in towards the center of the bowl. This one is a little different in that this wooden bowl has a piece missing from the rim and part of the sidewall. Often times with burls they grow in odd shapes and this one was just that way. Two areas on the sidewall had much thicker bark than other areas. One was where the opening is now and the other is where you can see the natural edge on the sidewall. ┬áThis bowl is approximately 7 1/4 inches(18.4cm) in diameter by 2 5/8 inches (6.6cm) high. You can see more pictures and information about this bowl here.

When I have a bowl like this at a show the old timers coming through often times tell me that “Your bowl won’t hold much soup” or some variation of that. I get a kick out of them and it often times leads to conversations about days gone by.

Other natural edge side on Birch Burl Bowl

Other natural edge side on Birch Burl Bowl

This beautiful wooden bowl could be used as a popcorn bowl, a bowl to hold spare change, key holder, a small fruit bowl, candy dish, a centerpiece for your table and many other things. Please let me know what you think of this bowl.

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