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Blog series by junipercanyon updated 05-17-2012 05:57 PM 3 parts 7387 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Rough shape

03-27-2012 06:12 PM by junipercanyon | 3 comments »

Special thanks to the inspiration I found from lumberjock Scott Shangraws projects. ( I started with a half round chunk of juniper fire wood. A few hours of carving with a chainsaw, then my angle grinder with a round chainsaw attachment, and finally a 40 grit flap wheel grinder and here is what I have. I used my dremel tool to route out any cracks, and added a few more lines as my mind saw fit to add some stone inlays for both something interesting t...

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Part 2: Inlays

03-28-2012 02:39 PM by junipercanyon | 5 comments »

Well, many hours with a pair of tweezers and half a dozen tubes of super glue, and the inlays are about done. Just as I was starting to sand down the last inlay, this piece of wood apparently wasn’t satisfied with my work and it jumped right out of my lap and on to the shop floor. So, many cuss words later,.... a day to calm down, and one more inlay to hide the new crack and here is where I’m at. Just a few more hours of sanding to go and then 4 or 5 coats of Tung Oil and I...

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Part 3: Finish and begin again!

05-17-2012 05:57 PM by junipercanyon | 4 comments »

This first bowl came out really nice and was a lot of fun to build. Took forever though. Project link with more pics. Here is the start to bowl #2. New grinding tools have really sped up the process, these pics are taken at 4hours in to the project.

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