Wooden Segmented Bowl

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Project by coondoggie posted 10-28-2014 06:53 PM 1299 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This a segmented bowl that was made in my classroom. I think it came out pretty nice. I wish i had more photos to show. The dark wood is burnt poplar, and the mortar is yellow pine. He put 3 coats of semi-gloss polyurethane and then wax.

-- ~ Mark Smaltz Tech Ed Teacher , Nokesville Va ~

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#1 posted 10-28-2014 07:00 PM

Hello coondoggie

An excellent work

I love it

Thanks for sahring

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 10-28-2014 08:51 PM

Nice work :)

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

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#3 posted 10-28-2014 10:59 PM

Am I the only one who has no idea what “burnt poplar” is or where you get it or how you make it? I tried google and youtube and found mostly poplar as firewood for home heating but nothing on bowl making or wood working.
What is burnt poplar, where do you get it, or how do you make it?

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#4 posted 10-29-2014 02:04 PM

No you are not. very interesting, how do you do it ,get it, make it or whatever. please explain

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 10-30-2014 08:56 AM

Realy a masterpiece.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 10-30-2014 11:24 AM

Thanks for the kind words !!... Here is what I was told on the Burnt poplar ( I never heard of it either ) !! They take regular green poplar and put it in ovens and bake it for a period of time. And as it is cooking ( high temp) it turns it a light to medium dark brown, completely inside and out !! At the lumber yard you can definitely SMELL the burnt poplar. It gives a fake Walnut look….. It cuts nicely ,sands nicely, and finishes nicely. I just stumbled onto it… cheap lumber,nice look !

-- ~ Mark Smaltz Tech Ed Teacher , Nokesville Va ~

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#7 posted 11-01-2014 02:31 AM

Sounds similar to making charcoal but at a lower temp. and probably for a shorter time. I doubt that the wife would let me experiment in the kitchen.

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