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Project by blue77 posted 12-13-2016 08:08 AM 573 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello
Sorry I have not posted for a long time (life gets busy sometimes) but here is a little something for ya. My buddy gave me a small log of Red Heart wood back from Mexico. It was just big enough to make this bowl.
Thanks for looking.
Blue

-- I make bowls and spoons.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-13-2016 08:10 AM

Beautiful bowl with all the natural edge!!

Jim

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Mark Wilson

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#2 posted 12-13-2016 09:53 AM

Blue, that’s a gorgeous piece of wood. I see a built-in rose in the bottom. Do you see it?

-- Mark

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 12-13-2016 02:28 PM

Very nice. Very nice indeed !

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Baddad84

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#4 posted 12-13-2016 04:56 PM

Great bowl. Tell me more about “red heart”. I bought something that looks just like it in houston and they didnt know what it was.

-- Brad

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John

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#5 posted 12-13-2016 05:26 PM

Nice colours Blue! I think you got the most you could out of the piece, good job.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 12-13-2016 05:42 PM

A very interesting and very pretty bowl!

Great for popcorn or chips.

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Druid

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#7 posted 12-13-2016 08:00 PM

Beautiful colours, and unique shape. Nice job.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 12-13-2016 08:31 PM

Wow! This is outstanding and the wood is beautiful.

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

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blue77

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#9 posted 12-14-2016 06:24 AM

Hi Baddad84 I got this info from the wood database

Aptly named, in some instances freshly surfaced Redheart can be a very bright, watermelon red—though color can vary in intensity and hue from board to board: anywhere from a light orange/pink, (similar to Pink Ivory), to a darker brownish red. In some cases, it can look quite similar to Bloodwood, though usually with a more visible and figured grain pattern. Redheart’s vibrant color quickly fades to a reddish brown in direct sunlight, though this color change can be slowed (but usually not stopped entirely) by using a finish with UV inhibitors, and keeping the wood away from strong lighting.

I only had a small piece of it.

-- I make bowls and spoons.

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