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New bowls being finished

Finally got out of the rough turning mode and started finishing some of my dried blanks. Here's a couple of willow burl bowls that are part of one of these burls purchased late last summer.

All the bark popped off so I ebonized the rims for contrast.
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Here are a few bitternut hickory bowls. These really warped bad while drying. No wonder a few blanks didn't make it.
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A few black cherry bowls...
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And finally a few box elder (Manitoba maple) bowls...
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They all look really nice. I especially like the ebonized.
Before the final finishing cuts I have used "heel and sole" for shoes or black gesso but neither came out with the soft luster of your rims.
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Beautiful work.
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Gorgeous work. How is willow burl to turn?
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Great looking work. Like those natural edges.

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They all look really nice. I especially like the ebonized. Before the final finishing cuts I have used "heel and sole" for shoes or black gesso but neither came out with the soft luster of your rims. Any secrets to share?
The edges were burned with a torch prior to sanding. It's a bit tricky when putting a finish on top though. Gets messy and you need to make sure the sooty liquid doesn't run.
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Gorgeous work. How is willow burl to turn?
The willow burl as you'd expect cuts like butter but you do need very sharp edges to minimize tear out. It does warp a fair amount when drying too.
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