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Burlwood Go Bowls
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- Beautiful hand-carved and rubbed burl wood bowls
- Perfect for storing Go buttons
- Bowls are Approximately 5" diameter
- Matching lids
- Buttons not included
- Beautiful hand-carved and rubbed burlwood bowls.
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First of all, the wood is by no possible stretch of the imagination actual burlwood. It is ordinary, plain-grain wood. Second, the picture on the box shows bowls that are cut with the grain going across the bowl (like most go bowls)--growth rings would slice through the center of the bowl. So that there is a side where you see vertical grain, and a side where you see circles. To turn a bunch of bowls back into the log they came from, you would line them up next to each other. That picture is misleading.
These bowls, you would stack them up one on the other. The growth rings are concentric around the vertical axis of the bowl. This produces some mighty ugly grain. It is probably also not terribly durable, as delamination of growth rings could cause big flakes to peel off the bowl (I don't know that this would ever happen). Also, there is a separate inset in the bottom of the bowl--it is not turned from a single piece.
So what can you do with a super-ugly grain? Give it a really ugly stain and a plasticky looking finish, of course. I guess it's a choice--to choose a stain that emphasizes the grain, which is certainly an unusual feature in these bowls. The effect is kind of stripey and psychedelic.
But do the bowls hold Go stones? Yes.Read more ›
The wood is nowhere as nice as the photo, it has a light brown colour instead.
The worst is that the lids doesn't even fit the bowl.
There you go, a $26 pair of crappy wooden bowls with lids that doesn't fit.
For the serios Go player, it will be a very nice addition, to your personal collection or to the family's.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got these bowls with a go board for my birthday a few months ago. These go bowls are really nice. Read morePublished on December 8, 2011 by LukeCS
These wooden jars are very nice and ideal for a casual game of Go. They are high-quality and very beautifully crafted and finished. They completed my go set quite nicely. Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by Taylor Lopez
I wish I waited a couple weeks before buying these, because now there are better bowls on Amazon. It's not that these are "bad" really, but for the price I paid I expected the lids... Read morePublished on March 22, 2010 by Sequoia Hughes
These items are described as burlwood, which is not accurate. They are normal wooden turned bowls. From the grain pattern I would guess that are pine or another softwood with... Read morePublished on February 17, 2010 by Kindle Customer