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Project by Blackie_ posted 08-15-2016 02:54 PM 1117 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not long ago someone had posted a project of spice bowls that were made on a lathe only I can’t remember who it was but it gave me an idea of what to do with the small tree limes (logs) I had sitting around.

The single bowl is Texas Cedar Elm, the other two sets are Walnut and Mesquite. The only difference is these aren’t lathe bowls these are lidded bandsaw bowls. I wasn’t able to create another bowl from the Cedar Elm as it was just too hard and wasn’t allowing the blade to cut straight through. I used my log jig to secure the small logs so that they didn’t spin out of my hands when slicing through them.

The mesquite and Walnut set bowls are also nesting bowls.

Another used for these bowls would be in the bathroom as cotton ball and q-tip storage. I used Watco’s Butcher Block finish to keep them food safe and sealed up the open knot holes with epoxy.

Thanks for viewing.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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Andre

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#1 posted 08-15-2016 03:02 PM

Kind of like Live edge band saw boxes? Look good to me!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 03:08 PM

Thanks and yes Andre, pretty much the same only these are round and can’t be held in your hands when cutting, due to them being round but the same principle.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 08-15-2016 05:36 PM

Very nice natural pieces, Randy!!

Jim

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

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 08-15-2016 05:42 PM

Very nice and very unusual!

Great work.

-- just rjR

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leafherder

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#5 posted 08-15-2016 06:56 PM

Great job! I can see these getting a lot of use – as salt/spice cellars or as trinket/jewelry boxes. The nesting aspect is a stroke of genius – great gift idea for mother/daughter. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 08-15-2016 07:03 PM

Nice Save Bandsaw boxguy!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 08-15-2016 08:08 PM

Blackie, these are very nice projects and have a lot of character.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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bosum3919

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#8 posted 08-15-2016 08:52 PM

There you go again, just walking through the yard and picking up trash and turning it into something. Good job. They look awesome. Now, go and find that elusive customer.

-- Bob

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FloridaArt

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#9 posted 08-15-2016 10:57 PM

Very cute boxes! The color variations are nice.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 08-15-2016 11:05 PM

Thanks everyone.

Bob, rain kept me in the house today didn’t make it to the shop. i got your PM.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Boxguy

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#11 posted 08-15-2016 11:43 PM

Blackie, nice idea. I like the look. Will the Watco keep them from splitting apart?

-- Big Al in IN

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 08-15-2016 11:59 PM

Thanks Alan, I sealed the splits and cracks up with titebond, superglue and epoxy, the lids are glued up tight with the lip that secures them to the containers, hard to explain but they are held together tight, the mesquite is the most stable of woods out of all hard woods.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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kiefer

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#13 posted 08-16-2016 03:54 AM

I like them Randy good way to use up those small logs and turn them into something attractive .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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JPJ

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#14 posted 08-17-2016 02:25 AM

Nice job!

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Roger

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#15 posted 08-27-2016 12:48 PM

I like em. Hope they don’t split apart weeks down the road

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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