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Project by twirlygirl posted 07-15-2014 03:58 AM 521 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest segmented creation.
Bloodwood, cherry and ambrosia maple.
roughly 8” in dia and 8” tall – turned out a little taller than I originally planned.

Finish: Wet sanded with Shellac (100% waxfree) – (2 coats) 50% Poly & 50% mineral spirits – 100% poly.

I am really happy with the way the bloodwood and the cherry compliment each other. However, the bloodwood really ‘bled’ (no pun intended) on the slivers of maple on the top ring when I sanded. Is there a way to stop that from happening?





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oldnovice

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#1 posted 07-15-2014 05:46 PM

twirlygirl, that is a good looking bowl as the colors really stand out and make it more interesting.

As far as the “bleeding” goes, you have similar problem with padauk and I have not found a solution. Maybe some other LJ has.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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xraydav

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#2 posted 07-16-2014 10:20 AM

Beautiful work! Love the thin maple strips between the bloodwood. Your patient and creative..
What do you use for a lathe?

-- David, Norwood Mass, xraydav@aol.com

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mtalley

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#3 posted 07-16-2014 12:11 PM

Very nice! I am doing something similar for a Banjo resonator. Seriously like the use of Bloodwood.

-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog

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Rockbuster

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#4 posted 07-16-2014 02:50 PM

Interesting, different sort of bowl, like your wood choices. The best way to stop the bleeding I have found, is to give it a good blast of air, while brushing it with a stiff, fine brush. Sometimes you can rinse it with lacquer thinner, but be careful here, as it sometimes makes it worse.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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twirlygirl

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#5 posted 07-16-2014 03:40 PM


Beautiful work! Love the thin maple strips between the bloodwood. Your patient and creative..
What do you use for a lathe?
- xraydav

Thanks XrayDav – I have a Rikon mini lathe. I love it. I have had it for a little over a year.

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twirlygirl

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#6 posted 07-16-2014 03:47 PM



Interesting, different sort of bowl, like your wood choices. The best way to stop the bleeding I have found, is to give it a good blast of air, while brushing it with a stiff, fine brush. Sometimes you can rinse it with lacquer thinner, but be careful here, as it sometimes makes it worse.

- Rockbuster

Wow, that is a great idea! I will have to try that. I tried pinching some sand paper to make it thin enough to fit just the slivers, but that only worked a little and I had to use so much pressure the paper would bend. So it didnt work that well. So thank you so much for the info and thank you for the compliments.

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majuvla

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#7 posted 07-16-2014 04:28 PM

Beautiful wood colours, great bowl.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Bill Duane Brooks

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#8 posted 07-17-2014 09:10 PM

As to bleeding of certain woods on to lighter woods. I will tell you what a famous segmented turner told me that works perfectly every time. His answer was “Don’t use the red woods”.

In my personal experience I have never found a way to stop the bleeding .

-- duane

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