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Project by RiverRoadWoodshop posted 10-22-2015 03:11 PM 869 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cypress natural edge bowl
7” x 3”
Finished with oil & wax mix





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 10-22-2015 03:56 PM

Sure has some real nice grain to it, good job!

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#2 posted 10-22-2015 04:48 PM

Super looking bowl. Hand carved?

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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RiverRoadWoodshop

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#3 posted 10-22-2015 05:41 PM

Thanks for the kind words! This one was turned on my lathe.

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#4 posted 10-22-2015 11:17 PM

Nice bowl! I really like the rings. There is no cypress up in this neck of the woods or I would be on it after seeing this bowl. Nice job.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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themaddriver

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#5 posted 10-23-2015 01:27 AM

I have never worked with cypress it looks absolutely beautiful. Guess I’ll have to get some from the Jacksonville Cypress Mill.

-- Hope is not a course of action!!!

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#6 posted 10-23-2015 04:17 AM

Nice work, very clean and we’ll shaped!

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John

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#7 posted 10-23-2015 04:44 AM

I like the knots in it, looks like they are there to stay, nice finish too. Here in BC it’s called Yellow Cedar or Yellow Cypress, do you think it is the same type of wood that you have?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 10-23-2015 12:09 PM

Very nice. Great grain pattern, the knot stands out nicely against it.

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RiverRoadWoodshop

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#9 posted 10-23-2015 01:39 PM

John,

It seems that Yellow Cedar/Cypress and Cypress are both in the Cupresses family. Have you turned any Yellow Cedar/Cypress before?

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#10 posted 10-23-2015 02:07 PM

Good stuff. Love some cypress. have some old growth stuff my family killed years ago. Port Allen area?

Edit: milled. But I guess killed applies too

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#11 posted 10-23-2015 02:17 PM

Addis/Brusly area.

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#12 posted 10-23-2015 02:45 PM

Nice work, I just got a Cypress double Knee, believe it or not, this has been growing in the northern Indiana area for the past 70 years (Eagle Island) What is a good tool to turn this stuff, no matter which tool that I use, it appears to be fuzzy while turning, and the wood is composed of many layers , almost looks like it was laminated even though this wood appears to be very light and dry, there is a lot of sticky water coming out of it while turning, the chips actually stick to the cutting edge of the tool, making it almost impossible to turn. Any suggestions would be most welcome.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#13 posted 10-23-2015 02:47 PM

Prairieville/ Gonzales area here. If you’re ever in the area and interested in some sycamore or heart pine for turning just give me a shout.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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RiverRoadWoodshop

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#14 posted 10-23-2015 03:15 PM

Rockbuster,

I’ve tried turning wet cypress and it is nearly impossible. Cypress is fairly light even when green. It will be as light as cork when completely dry but turning it somewhere in the middle of wet and dry is your best bet. The fibers don’t cut very well when turned green and when turned dry it will tear out easily. In my experience the best tool for the job is a small freshly sharpened bowl gouge, lots of sandpaper and a ton of patience. I look forward to seeing the end result of the double knee!

TheFridge,

I’ll definitely give you a shout next time I’m out that way. I’ll find something nice for you out of the wood shed. What type of woodworking do you do mostly?

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