Bocote wood candy dish

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Project by Andy posted 05-10-2016 11:13 PM 631 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first bowl Ive ever made on the lathe. This wood is pretty hard and its extremely oily. I kept having to clean the gunk off of my tools to get a good clean cut. I was kinda nervous about the crossgrain cutting that a bowl requires but I got through it and now we got a nice candy dish. My wife wouldnt let me sell this, she wanted it.

The finish is mylands friction polish I used this because like shellac it will actually dry on oily woods. I made the mistake of putting polyurethane on some bocote wood about a year ago and its still not dry.

-- Andy Smith

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#1 posted 05-11-2016 12:57 AM

That’s a good looking bowl Andy, nice dark colour!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-11-2016 02:08 AM

That is a super bowl, Andy!
I had a similar experience using Guayacan (sp?) It is extremely oily.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-11-2016 06:56 PM

Nice bowl and texture,i would also keep it for myself.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#4 posted 05-11-2016 09:17 PM

This is such a nice bowl and I like the wood.

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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