Birch Burl Bowl

I had harvested a birch bowl from a dead birch tree on John Kauer and Barbara Talamo’s land. I had to cut it into three pieces to get it home.

I started with the smallest piece mounted between centers:


Rough turned it with lots of tear-out

The bark inclusions, cracks and some punky bits were stabilized with CA glue. In the end after I had broken the tenon off, I turned a recess to finish it up using a combination of the cole jaw chuck and the 4 jaw chuck.

Finished it with carbauba and beeswax.

( 6 1/2″ x 2 1/2″)





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