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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 1941 days ago 1056 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you would like to see the blog that details this project go here This is from a piece of honey locust that was cut in January of this year. The ends of the logs were sealed with paraffin and stored outside until I was ready to turn. I used a 50/50 lacquer/BLO finish followed by a couple of coats of Waterlox. Sanded between each finish coat with 800 grit sandpaper. I was able to keep the bark on the entire edge of the vessel and you can still see moss on the bark.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 1941 days ago

amazing natural bowl looks great.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1941 days ago

Looks great! Is that little sliver of bark just 1/4” thick? Is the piece starting to check or what are the marks in the bowl?

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

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#3 posted 1941 days ago

Nice job Jeff. Thanks for sharing the project and the blog.

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

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#4 posted 1941 days ago

Was it dry?

-- I like to turn

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#5 posted 1941 days ago

Jeff a great project and a very nice tutorial.

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

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