Chainsaw carved wooden bowl

Burl bowl carving
Burl bowl carved with chainsaw

I found a burl cutoff in a forest clearing the other day and instantly saw a bowl. Now, I’ve never carved a bowl before, or for that matter use a chainsaw to carve. But, I’m game to try anything once. And this was fun! Things to note…you need a really sharp cutting chain, a steady hand and preferably a secure place to hold the burl while carving out the bowl. I didn’t really have a secure place so I buried it in a pile of bark mulch near my workshop. Then I started up the saw…


10 minutes later…this is the result.

Wooden burl carved.
Wooden burl carved.

A picture of the bottom of the burl.

Wooden burl carved.
Wooden burl carved.


A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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