Bubinga/Maple segmented Bowl

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Project by rockmolsen posted 02-06-2016 07:17 PM 1164 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What I learned from this project, Bubinga is a very hard wood. Turning the segmented ring pieces wasn’t too bad but the bottom was a disk cut from the same board so now you’re dealing with end grain. The tear-out was so bad I almost had to cut off the bottom and glue on a new base. I was able to salvage it using some very light cuts but the base is smaller than I planed. Next time if use Bubinga again I will make the bottom from segments as well so I’m cutting more edge grain. This bowl is 7.5” x 4”. Sanded to 600, polished with EEE and finished with OB shine juice. Thanks for looking.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#1 posted 02-06-2016 10:55 PM

Good looking bowl

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 02-07-2016 12:24 AM

Very nice. Love the colour contrast.
Thanks for sharing.


-- 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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#3 posted 02-07-2016 04:08 AM

That’s a beauty of a bowl.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 02-07-2016 04:51 AM

Beautiful white inserts, Bubinga looks great too. Good work on this bowl.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 02-07-2016 02:09 PM

An ice cream eaters dream… I’m luvin it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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