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Rare Tasmanian Huon Pine Bowls.

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Project by BobWemm posted 10-16-2014 06:45 AM 1557 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got my hands on some of this very rare timber. It was used extensively in boat building and other projects and is almost impossible to get hold of these days. I managed this in a swap.
The first three photos are the smaller bowl, 9.5in x 2.5in was cored from the original blank.
Photos 7, 8, and 9 are the bigger bowl and that measures 15.5in x 4in.
The bowls were sanded to 400, then sealed with sanding sealer, sanded again and finished with 3 coats of Satin Lacquer. I love that finish.
Thankyou for looking and I hope you like them.
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 10-16-2014 08:34 AM

Nice bowls Bob. you have done the Huon Pine justice. I like the finish you are getting, must try that Satin Lacquer.
I four good size blanks of Huon Pine in my stock pile for future projects. Certainly is hard and very expensive to get from a dealer.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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icemanhank

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#2 posted 10-16-2014 09:17 AM

Nice Bob

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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Cliff

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#3 posted 10-16-2014 11:35 AM

Beautiful Bowls Bob, That Huon Pine is so special and isn’t Australia fortunate to have had such a timber so rich in texture, grain and hardness and not to forget the historical value.
Great Project.
Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Wildwood

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#4 posted 10-16-2014 11:45 AM

Really like simple elegance of these bowls and choice of finish. Just outstanding.

-- Bill

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 10-16-2014 12:31 PM

Great looking bowls, Bob. Nice wood and beautiful shape!!

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

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 10-16-2014 01:25 PM

Very rich looking in grain texture. That makes a great set for the house. Wish we had some of that here. You made that timber proud.

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

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BobWemm

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#7 posted 10-16-2014 01:57 PM

Thanks for the feedback Guys.
It really is a beautiful timber.

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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Rockbuster

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#8 posted 10-16-2014 04:41 PM

Nice work on the bowls Bob, the turning and finish look great, but I must confess, I am not impressed with the wood, just too bland for me, reminds me of plain Maple.

-- 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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Josh Carte

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#9 posted 10-17-2014 01:55 AM

Your work is always clean and precise, Bob :) Very beautiful! I’d never even heard of this wood until now- that’s the beauty of wood- there is always something new to learn. Much love!

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

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Todd Barrone

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#10 posted 10-17-2014 02:17 AM

Wow that’s some amazing wood grain going on, nice work.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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peteg

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#11 posted 10-17-2014 03:17 AM

lovely piece of natural looking timber Bob, pleased to see you weren’t tempted to colour it up, nice job
Pete

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

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BobWemm

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#12 posted 10-17-2014 12:18 PM

Pete, I had plans to colour the rim when I started but decided against it.

Cheers,
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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