Apple Bowl 91/2 X 41/2

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Project by jockmike2 posted 01-26-2009 05:50 PM 1724 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a load of firewood about 3 weeks ago. Quite a mix of woods including this nice piece of green applewood.
This 9 and one half by 4 and one half piece of apple was fun to turn with my termite. Zipping long strands of wood off was a blast. I haven’t turned any green wood in awhile especially end grain. I thought it would warp but so far it hasn’t. The colors remind me of a Palamino Pony. I put a coat of Waterlox Original after sanding to 220 then 4 coats of wipe on poly knocking off the nibs inbetween coats. Burnt the rings into the top and bottom with a piece of braided steel. Was going to make a lid and finial but the wife wants to put apples in it. How appropriate.

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

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#1 posted 01-26-2009 06:05 PM


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#2 posted 01-26-2009 06:20 PM

Looks great Mike. A fantastic job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 01-26-2009 06:22 PM

Really pretty, Mike. Glad you’re in the shop. That is appropriate that it will hold apples. Well done.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 01-26-2009 06:35 PM

Very cool looking bowl!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 01-26-2009 09:29 PM

Very beautiful!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-26-2009 10:57 PM

Thanks gang I got about 3 more rounds of green apple wood. Gotta think of something else todo with them.

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

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#7 posted 01-26-2009 11:00 PM

I guess I’m not the only one pulling wood out of the fire wood pile to make something. I got a load of slabwood last year,it had some nice cherry boards 1×6x24”. they must have been end cuts & I didn’t have the heart to just burn them.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#8 posted 01-26-2009 11:57 PM

Very fine bowl…the color is quite different

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#9 posted 01-27-2009 12:13 AM

Gosh Mike..that’s is really beautiful! I love the shape, gosh would compliment any tabletop. Thanks for seeing the other woods and shapes everyone shares. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

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#10 posted 01-27-2009 01:32 AM

Well thanks Cathy, Barry, Tinnman and everyone, thats the problem Cathy, is coming up with something different.
I’m not like trifern who whips one out every night and each one is better than the last. I’m lucky to come up with one good one out of 20. I don’t like comparing myself to anyone anyway. I just decided to get out and do something or rot. It really is tiring though. I’m not used to working. lol. But Bless all of you anyway. I do appreciate the words of encouragement.

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

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#11 posted 01-27-2009 02:09 AM

Nice work Mike, I really like the look of the wood.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#12 posted 01-27-2009 02:11 AM

Thanks Brian.

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

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#13 posted 01-27-2009 02:55 AM

Great bowl, I love the contrast of the wood.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#14 posted 01-27-2009 03:09 AM

Great looking bowl. Wish I could find some like that myself.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#15 posted 01-27-2009 04:47 AM

Wow. That is stunning. Great wood.

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