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Project by bamasawduster posted 06-07-2009 07:52 PM 1156 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl is made from wood cut from the end of a piece of firewood last winter. The log was too long and when I cut it off, I tossed it aside rather than burning it because of the grain. Wish now I had saved the whole log. Anyway, just now getting around to doing something with it.

It was too small to carve a bowl from the piece as it was. I flattened one side, cut it in two and glued to get the reflected grain you see in the bowl. There are two checking cracks in the bowl. I am debating inlaying some turquoise or leaving it natural. Opinions?

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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-07-2009 08:07 PM

very beautiful and creative use of wood

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Built2Last

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#2 posted 06-07-2009 11:00 PM

BEAUTIFUL BOWL!!!!!!!
NATURAL PLEASE!!!!!!!
I KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT OPIOIONS BUT, IN MY OPINION TURQUOISE MAKES MOST PROJECTS LOOK CHEAP.

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bigwoodturner

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#3 posted 06-07-2009 11:48 PM

Nice, I think I would just put some splines across the splits as stitches.

-- Dale

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#4 posted 06-08-2009 12:38 AM

Natural, Natural, Natural…................. Mix a little saw dust from oak with a little epoxy and fill in the checks. They will look very natural that way.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 06-08-2009 01:59 AM

Natural…fantastic looking bowl !

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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#6 posted 06-08-2009 04:25 AM

I’m with bigwoodturner, put in the stiches, sounds more natural. Beautiful looking wood. Who’s the dude in the UP u get your wood from. I gotta get me some of that burl. I could drive up there and get it. I’m in the lower peninsula. Near Lansing, MI.

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

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bamasawduster

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#7 posted 06-08-2009 05:10 AM

Mike, found the guy through an ebay purchase. He would up being very responsive and his burls are awesome. You can reach him through the email: granlund3@yahoo.com His name is Kris Granlund. Wish I could go with you. I’d love to have a pickup load. Limited to how much I can order and have shipped.

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

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#8 posted 06-11-2009 12:00 PM

Gary, the book ended bowl is awesome.

-- Huntville, Alabama

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#9 posted 06-11-2009 02:00 PM

Thank you, dude. Flattery gets you everywhere with me.

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

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