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Large Box Elder Bowl

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Project by crossfacecraddle posted 03-17-2016 10:56 PM 691 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a large bowl I turned from Box Elder. It’s like opening a present when cutting open the log, putting on the lathe and seeing what you got. I was pleasantly surprised with the character of this piece. It measures 10 1/2” in diameter and is 7 inches high, it weighs about 4 1/2lbs.

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John





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BB1

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#1 posted 03-17-2016 11:23 PM

Wow…just purchased a lathe and seeing beautiful projects like this makes me glad we made the investment. Lot to learn before we will turn anything of this level but inspiring to see what can be done. Again wow.

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#2 posted 03-17-2016 11:58 PM

That box elder is really one of the most beautiful woods. Your bowl looks awesome!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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John

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#3 posted 03-18-2016 01:20 AM

Nice colours in the wood and that’s a different shape for a bowl. Considering the nice job of turning I’m surprised you’ve only posted three.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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crossfacecraddle

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#4 posted 03-18-2016 02:02 AM

thank you much for the great comments guys.

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#5 posted 03-18-2016 03:21 AM

Beautiful bowl and a great piece of box elder. This stuff is like gold. Nice job.

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

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#6 posted 03-18-2016 01:06 PM

Very beautiful piece of work. Where did you find such a nice, large piece of box elder?

-- Ride the bevel!

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crossfacecraddle

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#7 posted 03-18-2016 04:27 PM

RichCMD a cousin gave me several logs. He started spliting it for firewood and didn’t like the way it split or stacked, box elder is terrible for splitting and stacking, lucky for me. I have a few bowls drying and one more log left.

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#8 posted 03-18-2016 07:32 PM

beautiful bowl,beautiful wood

-- bambi

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#9 posted 03-18-2016 08:30 PM

That color is very eye-catching. Nice job on the turning.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

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#10 posted 03-18-2016 08:42 PM

I love how the red really came out in that bowl. VERY nice !

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#11 posted 03-18-2016 09:53 PM

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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crossfacecraddle

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#12 posted 03-19-2016 12:19 AM

Thank you everybody, I appreciate the feedback!

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#13 posted 03-19-2016 02:10 AM

Never have ever seen a box elder tree, doesn’t grow here, so I can just enjoy the work of others, nice,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 03-19-2016 02:57 AM

Love those colors!

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

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#15 posted 03-20-2016 10:28 AM

Beautifully. The nature Mother, slightly hides beauty, she should be considered only.

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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