Burmese Sal Burl Wood Bowl Turned Wooden Bowl Art

Burmese Sal Burl Wood Bowl Turned Wooden Bowl Art

$325.00

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Bowl number 6183 is a hand turned ring dish made from Burmese Sal Burl. Each of my bowls are signed, numbered and dated (year). This bowl is finished with a friction polish while still on the lathe.

This bowl measures 7 1/4″ across and is 2 3/4″ high.

Burmese Sal (Shorea Leprosula) grows from Peninsular Thailand throughout the Malay Peninsula Sumatera, Bangka and Borneo. The tree grown to as tall 180′ high and up to 36″ diameter; the bark is grayish brown, shallowly fissured, and V-shaped. The outer bark is a dull purple brown, rather hard & brittle while the inner bark is fibrous and a dull brown or yellowish brown grading to pale at the cambium. The sapwood is pale or cream with heartwood that ranges from dark red or light red to brown.

Bryan Tyler Nelson is NELSONWOOD

Bryan Nelson cutting a Texas Burl down

Bryan Nelson harvesting a Texas Burl.

I was first exposed to woodworking in my Junior High School years. It was just a class I took with my friends. I did turn a bowl, which I still have, but it was one of the scariest thing I ever did at that age.   That was really the extent of it till around the year 1998 I was given 45 solid oak church pews, thus it began.

With the purchase of a surface planer, a second hand radial arm saw and a few hand tools I built bookcases, beds, benches and tables for friends and family. I found that I have a knack. I acquired all my knowledge and skill through trial and error and many hours of reading. Over the years I did small and big projects. But I found my true love (well second) when I purchased my first lathe a 14” Jet. After a year I bought a bigger lathe Oneway 2436 and started pushing the limits.

A day usually doesn’t go by with out something being turned. On a normal day I’ll produce 3-10 turned items. I have over 5,000 bowls sold through retail and internet sales (I sign, date and number each bowl). Wood turning is what I spend most of my woodworking time on. I have a great respect and love of wood; if you were to look in my storage building and workshop, which hold between 80 to a 140 species of wood at any give time. You got to love the stuff to keep all this around!

Wood is the most perfect of gods creations. A living treasure of hidden beauty that remains hidden till it’s death. I am humbled to be able to reveal to all some of this hidden beauty. To help the trees live again, to be resurrected and shine again.   I find great satisfaction in saving some of the local wood in my area from their final resting place, fire pit or dump. Some of the largest and great bowls have come from local woods in my own neighborhood.

If we, the human race, would put aside our greed and think clearly of how to use our forest, there would be no danger to our forest and jungles. The trees and people could live in harmony. Trees living long, then when their life force is spent they could live again with help of man. We just have to find the balance………….

Nelsonwood

All items listed in NELSONWOOD are handcrafted by Bryan Nelson a self taught woodworker and wood turner. He has a love for the inter beauty of wood and is constantly in search of the hidden treasure that mother nature has stowed away in trees. His past work can be viewed at www.nelsonwood.com

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