Mystery Wood Bowl

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Project by twirlygirl posted 07-07-2014 07:22 PM 654 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest turning. It was one of the first blocks of wood I bought when I got my lathe. But I don’t remember what kind of wood it was. So if anyone can tell me – I would greatly appreciate it!! I had someone tell me it might be maple?

Anyway, it is about 5” across by apprx 3” high. I have never turned anything with cracks in it before. It was a fun challenge. I am very happy with the way it turned out.

I wet sanded it with shellac. And then 3 coats of 50% wax free poly w/ 50% mineral spirits and then 2 coats of 100% poly to finish it off.

Any comments and/or suggestions greatly appreciated!

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#1 posted 07-07-2014 08:04 PM

That side grain shot looks a bit like Maple, yes. Hard to tell because of the quality of the pictures.

Looks like you had fun, though, and that’s the main thing.

Great job!

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#2 posted 07-19-2014 04:33 AM

I really like what you did with this bowl. Nice shape and excellent finish.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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