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Project by scott shangraw posted 1982 days ago 2551 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another carved vessell we just finished.It was a pretty good size. The last picture I put a coke can in for size reference.The wood is Siberian Elm I did something different and inlayed some bow ties in a couple good sized cracks.It was carved green and in the drying process developed some pretty large cracks that are filled with turquoise.Like all my carved vessells I start with a chainsaw then go to different grinders.The finish is 5 coats of Waterlox Satin.
Thanks for looking

See also Offspring

Forest Mussel

Margarita Ville

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com





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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 1982 days ago

It would look great in the center of my dinning room table!

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bamasawduster

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#2 posted 1982 days ago

Scott, you have done it again. This, as all the others, is just magnificent.This one is also in my favorites. In studying this one, it appears that the carving started at a fork in the tree. Is that correct. In looking at the overhead view, this one doesn’t look as scary as the others…..........One of these days!!

Oh.yeh. I bought some Waterlox to try after you told me about it before. Haven’t used it yet, but will soon. Does it add any “color”?

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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scott shangraw

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#3 posted 1982 days ago

Gary this was just carved from about a 32 dia. log ,the grain does look like the fork in the tree but thats one of the great things about wood you never know what you get. The Waterlox darkens the wood a bit.The way I apply is wet it with a rag then wipe off well before it gets tacky I do that once a day over 4-5 days depending on how the wood takes the finish.Sometimes you need to do a little light sanding between coats I use either a very fine sponge sanding pad (laquer sponge) or 400 grit.Good luck on it.
Dennis we can ship it!!!!Some day maybe I will make it to the Western Design and we can talk trade I would love to have one of your pieces.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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kevinw

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#4 posted 1982 days ago

Could you give more details on what you use for the grinding part after the chainsaw work? I am curious about the details of how that works. Thanks

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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jimp

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#5 posted 1982 days ago

Scott – your carved bowls are beautiful! I think this one is my favorite. Keep up the great work!

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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scott shangraw

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#6 posted 1982 days ago

Sure Kevin -I use an Arbortech wheel on the angle grinder to remove a bit more material and create the shape more.Then I go to a medium Kutzall wheel to refine it more and start smoothing it out somewhat(you can find these wheels thru most woodworking stores on the web and sometimes on ebay)After that I use a 36 grit sanding disk on the angle grinder to smooth it out a liitle more.From there it is the random orbit sander and a drill with a 3” foam holder with H&L to take 3” wavy sanding disk.Hope that helps let me know if you have any other ??
Scott

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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peruturner

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#7 posted 1982 days ago

Great stuff Im getting in to it too have a kurtzall disc and have done some shaping Im waiting for my proxton mini carver to do some more work to my pieces

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 1982 days ago

Gorgeous Scott. Just beautiful.

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 1982 days ago

Nice work Scott, too bad it checked so much. I have been thinking about doing some carved bowls with chisels. I’ve never done it before. Have you been there and moved on? thanks for your advice.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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mmh

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#10 posted 1982 days ago

Beautiful work. Hmmmm, I think you need a cane . . .

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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savannah505

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#11 posted 1982 days ago

What a great looking piece, and reminds me of the giant clam shells from the pacific. Very nice job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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trifern

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#12 posted 1982 days ago

Scott, I love the organic feel and shapes of your bowls. I hope to be able to see your work in person some day. Thanks for sharing.

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

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 1982 days ago

Wow! This is just gorgeous. I really can’t find words that are adequate.

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

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mtnwild

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#14 posted 1982 days ago

Great stuff, beautifully sculptured wood. True wood art!!

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

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#15 posted 1982 days ago

Those are incredible Scott! Your a wood master! Congratulations!

I think a master is someone who can pull, compress, shape wood like taffy or putty and have it uniform also.

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