Maple burl candy bowl

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Project by slaphitter posted 11-01-2008 03:34 PM 1394 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 9” diameter, about 3” tall. Finish is a couple of sealcoats of water-based poly, followed by sanding and micro-mesh polishing to 8000 grit, followed by paste wax. I should have used Danish oil instead of paste wax, as there are little white flecks in some of the grain pockets, but those will wear away with time.

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#1 posted 11-01-2008 03:48 PM

Nice bowl.

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#2 posted 11-01-2008 04:08 PM


Nice burr bowl!

To prevent white residue from forming when using waxes, make sure you use a good quality microcrystalline wax like Renaissance Wax. Microwaxes dry crystal clear (no white residue!) and are highly resistant to water, food acids, alcohols and will not show fingerprints on finished surfaces. Take care and all the best to you and yours!

Steve Russell
Eurowood Werks Woodturning Studio
The Woodlands, Texas

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#3 posted 11-01-2008 05:05 PM


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#4 posted 11-01-2008 05:25 PM

That bowl came out very nice. You can be proud of it.

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#5 posted 11-02-2008 02:08 AM

That is a very nice piece of wood and when you start with that, the end result can only get better. Nice piece.

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#6 posted 11-02-2008 06:29 AM

I would think that you’d have to apply the Danish oil before the “sealcoats” of poly . Anyway , I can’t see the wax specks from here…beautiful bowl :)

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