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Project by UnstoppableDrew posted 12-01-2008 02:04 PM 3168 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

8” diameter bowl turned from Lignum Vitae. This stuff is gruesome to sand, the paper loads up instantly. I think I burned through about $10 worth of sanding discs for my drill on this.

-- Nothing looks worse on your outdoors resume than a list of the possible locations of your remains.





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woodworm

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#1 posted 12-01-2008 02:07 PM

It turned out very beautiful. Great work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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darryl

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#2 posted 12-01-2008 02:10 PM

that’s a nice looking bowl. what fantastic grain it’s got.

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rikkor

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#3 posted 12-01-2008 02:20 PM

That is just wonderful. Good job!!!

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pashley

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#4 posted 12-01-2008 02:21 PM

Wonderful.

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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John Stegall

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#5 posted 12-01-2008 02:53 PM

“I think I burned through about $10 worth of sanding discs for my drill on this.”

Try the 3-M pads for sanding, you can start with brown and work your way to white. Then, if necessary, use sanding paper. I find it outlasts sandpaper by a wide enough margin to cover its cost.

Great looking bowl.

-- jstegall

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trifern

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#6 posted 12-01-2008 03:00 PM

Beautiful wood and bowl. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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SPalm

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#7 posted 12-01-2008 03:02 PM

My that is beautiful wood. Looks really nice.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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RAH

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#8 posted 12-01-2008 03:58 PM

That is beautiful, well worth the extra ten dollars.

-- Ron Central, CA

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UnstoppableDrew

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#9 posted 12-01-2008 04:27 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. I’m really pleased with this one, it was well worth all the effort.

-- Nothing looks worse on your outdoors resume than a list of the possible locations of your remains.

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mtnwild

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#10 posted 12-01-2008 05:43 PM

Nice, great control, looks fantastic.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Karson

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#11 posted 12-01-2008 05:51 PM

a great loking bowl. The wood looks fantastic. I’ve got a small piece of that wood and I’ve used it for blocks on the bandsaw.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Napaman

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#12 posted 12-01-2008 06:28 PM

very nice!!! WELCOME TO LJ’s!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Don Newton

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#13 posted 12-01-2008 07:15 PM

Many years ago I cut a bunch of Lignum Vitae for a company that used it for brake shoes on mine cars. Have you noticed the natural wax that builds up on the surface after it is cut? Beautiful bowl!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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Dan'um Style

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#14 posted 12-01-2008 11:11 PM

looks good … welcome to lj’s

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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jockmike2

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#15 posted 12-02-2008 02:18 AM

Beautiful bowl, welcome to LJs.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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