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Project by BobWemm posted 10-09-2014 10:59 AM 1327 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Oh Boy, I had some fun with this one, splits cracks and soft spots. I used several radiator hose clamps to hold it all together, and by the time the bark was 1/2in thick I was very nervous. But it still looked very chunky, so out came the CA and that helped hold the bark on. It seemed like an eternity by the time I managed to get the bark down to less than 1/4in thick.

There are a couple of rough spots on the inside but my nerves prevented me from completing that part as I would have liked too.

The bowl measures 7.5in wide and 4.5in high, is sanded to 400 and finished with WOP. 4 coats.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking.
C & C welcome.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 10-09-2014 11:18 AM

What a great piece of turning Bob, I can imagine the nervous part. That is a terrific finish you achieved, specially with the grain in pic 4. Is that a west Australian crow in the background of pic 2 and 3?

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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BobWemm

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#2 posted 10-09-2014 11:37 AM

No Mate, It’s one of those metal imports from Bali.
Thought I would throw that one in to try and trick someone. LOL.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 10-09-2014 12:19 PM

Excellent job on that natural edge bowl. Great that you could keep all that bark to stay with the bowl!
That almond is a very pretty wood. I have never had the pleasure of turning any. Nut woods seem to have a very attractive grain.

i love the finish you put on it, too!!!!!!

Very fine work,Mate!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Ronald G Campbell

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#4 posted 10-09-2014 12:31 PM

That is some great bark on this piece. looks like it was worth the effort. well done

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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Thewoodman2000

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#5 posted 10-09-2014 12:52 PM

What a wonderful piece of wood! You did a great job showing it off and I agree with the finish work – very nice!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 10-09-2014 01:00 PM

Your bowl is definitely a winner Bob. That is a beauty. My blood pressure is going up just looking at it.
Only inspires me more to turn a natural edge. Nice two tone look to it.

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

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waho6o9

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#7 posted 10-09-2014 01:09 PM

Turned out great, good job.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#8 posted 10-09-2014 01:37 PM

I’m not a lathe person but I can see why you were so nervous with this beautiful turning. I would have loved to see you in action turning this sweet hunk of wood. Nice job and nice job on that finish!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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calisdad

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#9 posted 10-09-2014 04:03 PM

One of the nicest I’ve seen. Great Job!

(what is a ‘CA’ ?) thanks

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peteg

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#10 posted 10-09-2014 07:02 PM

East to see you had some fun alright with this one bob, well worth the effort, you got a fabulous result well done mate
Cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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robscastle

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#11 posted 10-09-2014 07:50 PM

Almond? no doubt the tree the nut comes from but where do you get such wood?

As the bark is alll around the outer edge or perimeter I guess we are looking at a trunk section hollowed out in the middle?

Overall a very well finished bowl, I can see why you were nervous making it.

I still havent been able to find any spectraply around here yet!

-- Regards Robert

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 10-09-2014 09:25 PM

Mind blown! This is truly a spectacular almond bowl.

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BobWemm

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#13 posted 10-09-2014 10:52 PM

CA is Super glue (Cyanoacrelate???)

Bob.


One of the nicest I ve seen. Great Job!

(what is a CA ?) thanks

- calisdad


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Josh Carte

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#14 posted 10-10-2014 01:45 AM

Everything about this bowl is beautiful! Nice job, Bob :)

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt

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Mip

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#15 posted 10-10-2014 11:43 AM

This is a beautiful bowl, well made. One question: what is WOP?

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