Russian Olive Bowl

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Project by EricTheRed44 posted 11-29-2015 06:15 PM 849 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Russian Olive with a bit of a burl in it. Love the caramel color. Fun project.

-- Making big pieces of wood smaller since 1980

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#1 posted 11-29-2015 06:43 PM

Beautiful bowl.

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#2 posted 11-29-2015 08:20 PM

A very nice turn Eric, a wonderful piece of timber to work with

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 11-29-2015 08:51 PM

That is a beautiful bowl and the wood looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 11-29-2015 09:30 PM

hi nice bowl love the wood grain
great shape love the lip on the top


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#5 posted 11-29-2015 11:02 PM

Bowl looks great, so does the lathe. Got more turnings coming?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 11-29-2015 11:39 PM

Very nice bowl! I’ve heard that Russian olive smells bad. Did it?

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#7 posted 11-29-2015 11:55 PM

Congratulations on a great looking bowl and on discovering the beauty of Russian Olive (I have a few chunks drying for various projects). Any chance of getting a few more photos from different angles? Would love to see the interior and bottom.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#8 posted 11-30-2015 06:12 AM

I’m impressed you got it so smooth. Russian olive always makes ridges after sanding when I turn it. Nice shape and finish, well done.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#9 posted 11-30-2015 03:25 PM

Thanks all for your kind comments.
Leafherder, I will add a few more photos of different angles next weekend.
Doe, It really didn’t smell at all other than wood.
John, I love turning and I have some nice pieces of wood to work with as they stabilize.

This bowl had some issues with the wood moving on me while I turned it. I had to fill some areas with CA to get it to hold theatergoer. Next time I have that I will document how I was able to recover from separation in the grain.

-- Making big pieces of wood smaller since 1980

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#10 posted 11-30-2015 11:47 PM

I have heard other complain about the bad smell but never experienced it myself. I think it has something to do with how dry the wood is when you work it and the sap in the bark. Also I do all my work outside so less likely to notice odors.

Looking forward to the additional photos.

-- Leafherder

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