LumberJocks

Apple wood bowl, cedar spoon

  • Advertise with us
Project by jockmike2 posted 05-04-2009 12:36 AM 4361 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pretty bowl out of the wood pile. Apple wood, unknown type of apple. Smelled really nice while turning. Last one I made before the old lathe took a vacation on me again. Yea, it’s back in the shop again. At least part of it is. The motor runs, so I’m assuming it’s the inverter again. At least I got this done before it died. The cedar spoon is useless for anything but sniffing. Don’t know why I made it out of cedar. Just did. Made a bunch of spoons, spatulas, forks etc’s. Shellac finish.

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





18 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112805 posts in 2321 days


#1 posted 05-04-2009 12:41 AM

Hey Mike
I like the contrast in the wood . Did it smell like apple pie. Hope your lathe gets well.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Dave Haynes's profile

Dave Haynes

200 posts in 2097 days


#2 posted 05-04-2009 12:58 AM

Mike…..

It’s amazing what some old junk wood looks like when you spot that little insignificant piece and it turns out how your bowl did. I agree with Jim, the contrast in the wood is what makes that bowl!

Dave

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

13237 posts in 2726 days


#3 posted 05-04-2009 01:08 AM

a beauty … never worked with applewood … hope to some day

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View pat sherman's profile

pat sherman

619 posts in 3116 days


#4 posted 05-04-2009 02:10 AM

nice looking bowl mike. love the colors. i have a lathe that is well but i dont know how in hell to use it. lol

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

View jockmike2's profile

jockmike2

10635 posts in 2990 days


#5 posted 05-04-2009 02:17 AM

Nothing to it Pat. Gotta try it, you would be a natural. Find a class somewhere close. There as thick as flys. You can’t swing a dead cat by the tail without hitting a lathe class somewhere. Boy that’ll get me into trouble with somebody. Thanks for the kind remarks everyone. m

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

View Spoontaneous's profile

Spoontaneous

1319 posts in 2074 days


#6 posted 05-04-2009 03:18 AM

“Cat by the tail”? Exxon had their “tiger in the tank” and someone ended up sabotaging their Valdez… so watch out. Is that the ‘usual’ look of apple wood? I always imagined it to be good looking (like your bowl) but never saw anyone use it. I used European Pear wood and it cut like butter. Did the apple cut nicely???

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

View Karson's profile

Karson

34911 posts in 3144 days


#7 posted 05-04-2009 03:20 AM

Nice job Mike. Glad you are busy making things. Sorry about the lathe. I asked a question on the bench project.

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

View jockmike2's profile

jockmike2

10635 posts in 2990 days


#8 posted 05-04-2009 03:28 AM

Apple wood cut like a dream but was still a little green.

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

View Rustic's profile

Rustic

3154 posts in 2340 days


#9 posted 05-04-2009 04:38 AM

Nice work Mike. Glad to see ya back in the shop. How ya feelin?

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

View cajunpen's profile

cajunpen

14426 posts in 2809 days


#10 posted 05-04-2009 05:17 AM

Nice bowl and spoon. I’ve got to get back to my lathe one of these day – I have some Japanese Plum that I’ve been anxious to try to turn into a bowl. I don’t know how it will look, but I’ve heard that the Japanese Plum turns and looks great – like the Apple. Glad to see you are getting back into the shop.,

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

View lew's profile

lew

10151 posts in 2499 days


#11 posted 05-04-2009 06:32 AM

Love the spoon, Mike!

Glad to see you back making shavings and saw dust!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View jockmike2's profile

jockmike2

10635 posts in 2990 days


#12 posted 05-04-2009 01:21 PM

Thanks all. Just started feeling better but that ain’t gonna last gotta start chemo this week.

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

View trifern's profile

trifern

8132 posts in 2511 days


#13 posted 05-04-2009 01:49 PM

Great looking projects Mike.

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

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 3043 days


#14 posted 05-04-2009 02:08 PM

Very nice Mike, some of my favorite turnings are Apple.

We hope your chemo treatments, don’t make you too ill feeling.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

View jockmike2's profile

jockmike2

10635 posts in 2990 days


#15 posted 05-04-2009 03:05 PM

Thanks Joe and Dick and Barb, it’s supposed to be better than it used to be. My cousin just went through it for Lukemia and said his was’nt that bad. I don’t know if he was just trying to make me feel better though. Thanks for the compliments, good wood for off the wood pile. Found some nice cherry too.

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

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase