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Two fire bowls, Part 2, my journey mastering rings

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Project by bushmaster posted 12-04-2016 03:47 AM 1670 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First mistake, The bowl in the second thumbnail was glued up the first and then left over the weekend before I started to lathe it. Well as you could have warned me if you had the chance it started to go oval. The cut rings did not leave me with much wood to turn round as the rings where only about 1/4 inch thick. Too late now, just see what you can do befor it falls apart. Sharp chisel, well braced, and curl small savings off. It held together and some of it is not much more than 1/16 inch, I was amazed how the light shone through. Last thumbnail. Birch being light I though I would try some color, tried flames but come out great so I just colored the complete side. Finished it with a spray finish to have a build up to sand the raised grain smooth. Then finished with multiple coats of WOP. Slick,smooth and brillant, looks like the depth of candy apple second thumbnail. Red is very hard to photograph. A few days later I wondered if the poissenta plant would fit it, tried it and looked great together 4th thumbnail. Since I had another plant and one more piece of board why not make another. This time I made an orientation line so there would be no ,mistake glueing it

up.

With in two hours I had it on the lathe it rounded out allot easier, but still is thin and light shines through it nicely. thumbnail 1. Since the grain is lined up the color is more uniform and the first one in the last thumbnail. The coloring is more uniform to look at too, thumbnail 3 and 5. They both have their merits, first one could have more character.

I had just set up the tree the easy way. first standing the tree up and placing it in the hole and then using the platform and

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all.

Thanks for looking and comments appreciated.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia





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Shuja

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#1 posted 12-04-2016 04:33 AM

Best part is the light shining☺☺☺☺

-- shuja

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 12-04-2016 04:48 AM

Very nicely done; as you always do!

I like the tree planting ceremony too.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#3 posted 12-04-2016 04:50 AM

What awesome colour and match with Christmas Star flower. Those ’’small’’ woodworking problems make us stronger character.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-04-2016 06:55 AM

Wonderful work, Brian.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 12-04-2016 07:10 AM

Nice continuation Brian. It’s fortunate that there is no tax on gaining experience. It looks like you have learned a lot, and you seem to be enjoying yourself. Wonderful.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 12-04-2016 08:08 AM

AWESOME.

Bob

-- 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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crowie

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#7 posted 12-04-2016 09:35 AM

What’s that white stuff on the ground near your tractor Brian…..

I can’t offer any constructive comment on the process to make your bowl so I’ll just say well done as they turned out very well….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#8 posted 12-04-2016 01:14 PM

Nice way to finish it up, Brian!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 12-04-2016 02:13 PM

Truly awesome work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 12-04-2016 03:25 PM

This is a nice piece of work. Merry Christmas!

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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#11 posted 12-04-2016 03:54 PM

Crowie, Frosting, such a sweet place. One can take a handfull and savor the coolness as it melts in your mouth.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 12-04-2016 04:19 PM

Now that’s a fine Christmas message! Creativity at it’s best!

Regards to you and Jo, Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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John

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#13 posted 12-04-2016 04:51 PM

Merry Christmas Brian! Nice job on your holiday projects.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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