Pimple Bowl

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Project by keith726 posted 01-06-2010 10:08 PM 1480 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pimple Bowl. Made from a green ash log, turned rough, dried about 6 months, then finish-turned. “Pimples” are added by depressing the wood with a punch, removing the undepressed wood, then steaming to raise the pimples.

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 10:40 PM

Wow, interesting effect. I’ve never heard of a process like that.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 10:44 PM

Super cool, I like the pimple effect, thanks for sharing

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 02:27 AM

I agree, very cool process. I like it.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 03:42 AM

Very nice effect. Well done.

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#5 posted 01-07-2010 04:30 AM

Cool bowl

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 05:22 AM

Looks great! Thanks for sharing your technique.

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 04:05 PM

What a wonderful piece. Would you be so kind as to share the pimpling process in some detail, along with do’s and don’ts.

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#8 posted 01-07-2010 08:21 PM

Wow! I guess I am with everybody else…very cool process!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 07:11 PM

Very interesting technique. Thanks for sharing. I wouldn’t have thought of that in a thousand years.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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