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Norway Maple Nested Bowl Set

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Project by los posted 12-10-2014 09:55 PM 784 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This nested bowl set came from a really big norway maple tree trunk I found on craigslist. Wasnt much fun cutting up the blanks (its was July, lots of ants and a hot chain saw…..and some say turning is an addiction???) but was able to salvage 15-20 pieces in lots of sizes. Not bad for “free firewood!”

The large bowl is 13 1/2 inches across and 4 inches tall.





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calisdad

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#1 posted 12-11-2014 12:52 AM

Of the 4 you posted I like this set the best. They all are super but I guess the grain and the thin walls of the smallest one makes it stand out. Do you make special tools so you can pop them out like that?

Again- super. They will make wonderful gifts.

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Xyloid_Curt

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#2 posted 12-11-2014 03:31 AM

Very nice. It’s amazing what’s inside some logs! Great form and finish.

-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood" www.etsy.com/shop/xyloidcreations

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los

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#3 posted 12-11-2014 10:47 AM

Calisdad,

Thanks for the comment. I used the McNaughton coring system. It has a special tool rest and curved cutting tools to core out bowl blanks. Coring systems are not cheap but pay for themselves pretty quickly when you consider the inside of a large bowl blank and either be a large bag of wood chips or two more really nice bowl blanks.

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_Daniel_

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#4 posted 12-11-2014 09:59 PM

I’m headed to Craigslist right now. I need to start paying more attention to the “free tree stump” postings

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