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End Grain Flame Box Elder Bowls from 1 blank.

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Project by BobWemm posted 03-27-2015 05:02 AM 1619 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this blank from the US several years ago and it has been waiting patiently in a cardboard box full of shavings ever since.
Because the cost of postage is so great it is necessary to get as many pieces from each blank as is possible.
I was able to core 4 pieces from the blank which was 10in x 5in. The smallest piece was too small to use as a separate bowl so it became the base for the next smallest.
All three bowls are sanded to 400 and then finished with Shellawax “Glow”, my favourite finish for bowls.

Hope you enjoy these and thank you for looking.
C & C welcome.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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robscastle

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#1 posted 03-27-2015 05:12 AM

Well Bob those results have got to be worth the postage.

You said you “cored” four pieces from the blank.

Just how did you do that?

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 03-27-2015 06:05 AM

Rob,
Its a special tool with curves cutting knives, called a “Bowl Coring” tool. The one I have is made by “Wood-cut Tools” in NZ, but it is available from Carbatec.
You could check it out there.
It comes in very handy for expensive blanks. However it does not like extremely hard timbers like burls, and very old Jarrah.
Cheers,
Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 03-27-2015 06:37 AM

OK got it and went to check it out, and a if its called a bowlsaver its very clever piece if equipment

-- Regards Robert

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 03-27-2015 10:36 AM

colors are stunning – beautiful results.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 03-27-2015 12:47 PM

I may be able to pick these up for free when people have their tree cut down but none of them are as awesome as these. Nice job on utilizing the whole log. I love that flame look. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 03-27-2015 01:04 PM

Very beautiful, Bob! I love them :)

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#7 posted 03-27-2015 01:09 PM

Leave it to you Bob to get the most out of your blank. Well worth the effort I must say, they all look beautiful.
Love the grain and the flame look. The name you chose fits perfectly!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 03-27-2015 02:09 PM

Nice set of bowls. Great piece of timber to save

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#9 posted 03-27-2015 02:58 PM

Those are some real beauties.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#10 posted 03-27-2015 03:38 PM

I am told that Box Elder trees are male and female, this one must have been a female, because it sure is dressed up pretty. Nice job getting that many pieces out of one blank Bob, and the flame effect is out of this world.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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BobWemm

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#11 posted 03-27-2015 05:27 PM

Thanks for the comments Guys.
I am really happy with how they finished up.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#12 posted 03-27-2015 06:48 PM

lovely work Bob, the BE always shows up very nicely
cheers
Pete

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

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#13 posted 03-27-2015 09:50 PM

I love them all, bob. That, I think , is my most favorite wood!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 03-28-2015 12:40 AM

Beautiful colors and great work.

-- Tom D

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#15 posted 03-28-2015 02:56 PM

They all look fabulous

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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