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Mahogany/Teak angle grinder dish

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Project by ashe posted 07-18-2014 09:52 PM 1138 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this offcut of teak or mahogony I found,it was an odd shape so I cut it to an oval shape and used a drill and forstner bit to get the general shape I wanted,i then used and angle grinder to smooth out the dish,it is sanded to 400grit with danish oil applied.How can I tell what wood it is?It was real hard to cut with the jigsaw.Im not quite sure what its for i just let the shape flow as i was working the wood.





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Sheisserick

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#1 posted 07-18-2014 09:57 PM

Nice bowl.
The wood looks 100% like mahogony in my eyes.

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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ashe

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#2 posted 07-18-2014 10:13 PM

Thanks,im only starting out at woodwork im often not sure how to identify what wood is what unless im getting it in a shop!

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Sheisserick

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#3 posted 07-18-2014 11:06 PM

Welll, the more types of wood you handle, the better you will be able to tell them apart.

I havent had access to as many woodtypes as I would have liked, but I DO have some nice pieces of mahogony, and the shine, the grain gives off when light hits it, is very distinct.

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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ashe

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#4 posted 07-18-2014 11:17 PM

thats what i like about this piece it was a dull reddish brown colour untill I rubbed the danish oil in,then it came to life the different stripes of dark brown and golden grain look amazing!Im just wondering do i put anything on top of the danish oil now

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robscastle

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#5 posted 07-19-2014 07:50 AM

Ahh a wading pool for a little green man!!

Good job, how many flap discs did you go through?

-- Regards Robert

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ashe

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#6 posted 07-19-2014 08:34 AM

i just used one and its still good to go!I was surprised how qiuck it ate through the material!i had intended for it to have higher sides but my first time using the grinder on wood put an end to that!

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robscastle

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#7 posted 07-19-2014 09:22 PM

Yep they have a fairly good appitite for timber,

I use them on the potato crates I repair for Smiths Crisps, to round over any splinter divots
They work like a dream.

To keep the sides higher you may want to consider a bowl cutter, but that’s for another time.

My Grandkids piggy banks in progress…..

-- Regards Robert

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ashe

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#8 posted 07-19-2014 10:05 PM

Hey Rob is there another name for the bowl cutter you suggest?I googled it but all that comes up are meat grinders!

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ashe

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#9 posted 07-19-2014 10:43 PM

just figured out its a router with a bit on it!the picture mislead me!

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robscastle

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#10 posted 07-22-2014 06:48 AM

Sorry about that chief ….I should have explained my self better,

Check out my blog on “Piggy Banks” there may be some better pictures there.

-- Regards Robert

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ashe

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#11 posted 07-23-2014 06:59 PM

Thanks Robscastle ill have a look now,im making a bowl now and drilling the bowl out is hard going,it takes a long time!I think i need to get a router

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