Driftwood Cedar Bowl

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Project by John posted 09-20-2015 04:22 AM 499 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a piece of driftwood on the beach and thought I’d make a bowl out of it. I went back the next day and it was burned up in a fire. A while later I saw another piece and went home, got the truck, and came back and wrestled it in. I got a dozen bowls out of it. This is my favourite. It is 11” x 5”. I won’t do it again, the salt water turned my tools black, took a while to clean them up. It is coated with salad bowl finish.

My father in law made the wine rack/table.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#1 posted 09-21-2015 12:26 AM

Hi John. Yer just up the coast from me. Nice job on the bowl mate. I’ve thought about turning cedar, but I always jam out. as it’s such a soft grainy wood. What did you think of it?

-- Mark

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#2 posted 09-21-2015 02:31 AM

Nice bowl, John. Looks from the size like it must have been a pretty big log.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#3 posted 09-21-2015 03:04 AM

Hi Mark, I am trying to get a nice bowl of every type of wood possible. I’ll keep doing Red and Yellow Cedar Burls and Yellow Cedar but that’s it for Red Cedar. The dust from it might be the worst. I also prefer hard woods, the Red Cedar marks too easily. I took my sons baseball teams to Surrey many times, great times and the best of memories.

Ted the log was a broken piece of a large tree but it was all I could do to get it in the truck, must have been close to being water logged. My wife was thinking I was going to have a heart attack.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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