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Project by kewald posted 08-05-2009 05:16 PM 1020 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first face turning I’ve done since 7th grade. The bowl is Myrtlewood with the center showing the base which is European Black Walnut. Finish is beeswax rubbed in with 0000 steel wool followed by bees/caranuba wax. The pieces are joined with epoxy.

I started out turning a bowl, but blew through the bottom. So, I turned a base to fit in the bottom cavity. Didn’t have any more Myrtlewood.

Myrtlewood has a beautiful chatoyance that photography simply cannot show. This is the only piece of Myrtlewood I’ve ever had. It and the Walnut both came from the estate of a gentleman who had been a member of the San Antonio Woodworkers Guild.

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX





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#1 posted 08-05-2009 06:22 PM

Nice looking design and nice save!

I think it is wonderful to be able to know whee the wood for a project originated.

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

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#2 posted 08-06-2009 07:16 AM

nice bowl

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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