Cherry Bowl

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Project by jockmike2 posted 06-01-2007 01:32 AM 1998 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had to unwind at times waiting for stain or glue to dry and the best way for me to do that is to whip up a bowl. This is cherry with a walnut ring around the top. Only the second time I’ve turned cherry and found it to turn much like green wood. Used my termite on much of the inside. I used a light cherry stain and polywipe. enjoy. jockmike2

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

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#1 posted 06-01-2007 02:28 AM

Great bowl. I really like the walnut rim.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-01-2007 04:33 AM

Nice Mike…great idea too! I need to get some bowl blanks cut to play with while waiting.

-- Bob

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#3 posted 06-01-2007 04:56 AM

Great bowl. Don’t ya just love that Cherry!! Keep on whippin’ ‘em up Mike.

-- Dennis, WV

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#4 posted 06-01-2007 05:12 AM

Lovely, now it just needs a bunch of cherries in it and it will be complete and full circle. Seed to tree.

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#5 posted 06-01-2007 05:29 AM

jockmike, have you tried ice cream in it yet?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 06-01-2007 08:52 AM

Nice bowl, Mike.

Used my termite on much of the inside.” Please explain.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#7 posted 06-01-2007 12:20 PM

A termite is a tool with a round hollow end that is razor sharp on both edges and it has one edge larger than the other, they come in different sizes from about 1/4 to 1/2 inches used mainly for hollow cutting on the lathe. It works good for reaching deep into a bowl with a small opening or just hollowing out any end grain wood. Jockmike hope that helped Don, its kind of hard to explain. You can see the tool at woodcraft and type in termite in the search.

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

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#8 posted 06-01-2007 03:36 PM

Great looking bowl, Mike.

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

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#9 posted 06-02-2007 12:43 AM

I love that top ring. What a great idea to use while waiting for glue to dry!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 06-02-2007 01:38 AM

Thanks, I just said that, when I was waiting for glue to dry I was lying flat on my back, not doing more work. I’m not crazy. Ok, I lied. When I got fed up with that darn table, I’d start on the lathe, doing something. I had to try to keep the dust down. So it was’nt often or for long. Thanks for the kind words. jockmike

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

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#11 posted 06-05-2007 06:42 PM

Nice combination of wood, Mike. Great finish.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#12 posted 06-08-2008 08:22 AM

Very, very nice ;-))

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

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