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My first bowl, a gift for a co-worker.

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Project by Jordan Moore posted 12-02-2015 11:24 PM 546 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bowl from a log I got from my dad when he got one of his oak trees trimmed. I just cut a piece off and stuck it on the lathe. After I turned it, I saw there were some cracks, and the wood was still moist. I stuck it in a brown paper bag for about a week, and it felt pretty dry to me. I added blue food coloring to some epoxy, and filled the cracks with it. I was just kind of experimenting with all of this, I’d never done any of it before. When the epoxy had cured, I went to scrape and sand the excess off. Unfortunately, there was a little bit of the food coloring that had kind of stained the wood. I wanted the cracks to just stand out, but oh well. I sanded it all smooth, then wiped a coat of linseed oil on it. The next day, I used a wood burner to write “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20) on the outside of the bowl. When I was done, I applied another coat of linseed oil, and decided it was finished. I realize this isn’t the correct way to cut a bowl blank, as I have the cracks running down the center of the bowl, but the log seemed too small to cut down the center and what not. Anyways, thanks for looking! I hope to have quite a few more projects completed soon.

-- "Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men"





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#1 posted 12-02-2015 11:31 PM

Really good looking Bowl and the contrast colour makes it more interesting.
Great Job and thanks for sharing.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Jordan Moore

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#2 posted 12-02-2015 11:55 PM

Thanks for that Bob!

-- "Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men"

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#3 posted 12-03-2015 02:50 AM

Nicely done, Jordan. Experimenting is how we learn. Love the promise that you burned into the side. You can also use the microwave to dry green turnings. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 12-06-2015 12:20 AM

Nice to see the finished product. I like how you used the cracks to add to it instead of trying to hide them. It makes it stand out.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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