Lidded bowl

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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 577 days ago 1218 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased this blank at Metro Hardwoods in KC for about 38$. I cut it in half against the grain and turned each piece.
The inside corner of the wood had a place where the bark had curled around and wrapped itself inside the wood, so when I turned the bowl there was a rather large void which carried through the piece.

I taped the outside up good and used black sand and thin CA to fill.
I laid copper dust in on top of that and sanded. This was done three times until it got to level.
The outside is Chrislcola stones.

The lid is mostly end grain cut at an angle and it soaked up lots of poly before it sealed. There are 7 coats on this lid and about 15 on the bowl.

Each piece was buffed with a high speed lambswool buffer pad.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 577 days ago

You did a fantastic job on this one! The wood itself is gorgeous, and you shaping and filling only added to it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 577 days ago


-- Joel

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#3 posted 577 days ago

Nice, and colorful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 576 days ago

Very pretty. I tend to like simple styles and clean lines – this project is ‘simple’ (not easy) but still very colourful.
Nicely done.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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