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I was recently asked to make a bowl for the lady in the photo like the one I’d made for my wife. It’s so fascinating to me to see how pieces from two different trees of the same species can have such different color even when finished the same way.

Anyway, this “slab of bacon” as a fellow LJ’er called my last venture into this bowl arena is of juniper hogged out with the Lancelot chainsaw wheel for an angle grinder, smoothed out with an angle grinder sanding flap wheel, and finish sanded by hand.

The finish is one coat of Danish oil “natural” followed by one coat of shellac to seal it and multiple coats of hand rubbed minwax. The final two coats to give it that glossy look are of water based poly (food safe, I believe).

Thanks for looking.
TZH

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 75 days ago

Very cool. Great carving job.

I don’t like those chainsaw heads, be careful with it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 75 days ago

Nice job and I wish I had one of those Lancelot chainsaw deals. The lady seems to be very pleased.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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TZH

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#3 posted 75 days ago

Thanks, guys. Monte, I wear all the same protective gear when using one of these that I wear using an actual chainsaw. I also leave the guard ON the angle grinder (I’ve seen some videos where they don’t and it’s an accident just waiting to happen). That’s not to say an accident can’t happen anyway, but extreme care isn’t something to overlook at any time while that grinder is still turning even while spinning to a full stop.

jaykaypur, you can get them at Harbor Freight (of all places). If I remember right, they cost between $35 and $40. And the lady was very, very pleased.

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NormG

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#4 posted 75 days ago

Nice figure alright

-- Norman

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Rick

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#5 posted 75 days ago

Very Nice Work TZH. Well Done! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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