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Shallow Bowl Made From Step Tread

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Project by Cliff posted 12-16-2016 11:02 AM 703 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been looking at this Horrible looking piece of old step tread for some time….....But there really is no such thing as a horrible piece of timber in the eyes of a Lumber Jock. So I thought it could be used as a project.
The Bowl is around 7 3/4 inches in diameter and around 1 1/4 in depth and has a piece of end grain Jacaranda in the centre to give the bowl a little bit of relief. 5 Coats of Danish Oil with light rubbing with steel wool after each coat. I am not a fan of Steel Wool as the tiny particles even when wearing a dust mask could be a real health risk. It was good fun doing this project and gave me a chance to practise some Bowl Turning Techniques, I had a fair share of catches but eventually got the job done….I must have been holding my mouth the right way, Ha Ha, Ha….

Thank you for looking at my project and I wish all my Lumber Jock Friends A very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year.

Regards,

Cliff


I wonder how many feet walked over this when it was a step tread?


A new Toy..Nova Cole Jaws. A great asset to the shop.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.





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ZAGREB

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#1 posted 12-16-2016 11:41 AM

as you said,there is no pieces of wood for LJ´s
nice plate you made but something is wrong in this picture…plate is empty…
merry christmas to you and to your family

-- bambi

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BobWemm

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#2 posted 12-16-2016 11:50 AM

That is really cool Cliff, I especially like the Jacaranda contrast.
Those Cole Jaws are very handy, I’ve nearly worn mine out.

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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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 12-16-2016 12:14 PM

Came up real nice Cliff, like the addition of the Jacaranda adds that extra something. Merry Xmas to you and family.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 12-16-2016 01:42 PM

Great use for that old tread. It is beautiful!!

Jim

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

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 12-16-2016 02:12 PM

Cliff, you did it justice. (and it was ugly) Turned out looking really nice. The cole jaws are great to have. Nice touch on the bottom.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 12-16-2016 04:47 PM

Nice work! No the wood was not ugly! It was just not appreciated, until revealed! Very pretty now!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 12-16-2016 07:49 PM

This is a very nice bowl. Congratulations.

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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peteg

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#8 posted 12-16-2016 08:41 PM

Now that’s what you call “transformation” with a capital “T”
Nice job Cliff
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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crowie

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#9 posted 12-16-2016 10:38 PM

And that just goes to show and prove, that there is a beautiful piece of timber hidden under every piece of wood.. very nice Cliff, top recycling…

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

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Cliff

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#10 posted 12-17-2016 12:07 AM

Thanks bambi. If you lived nearby we could fill the bowl with cheese and Salami and drink beer.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Cliff

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#11 posted 12-17-2016 12:11 AM

BobWemm

Thanks Bob, glad you like it. Yes I like Jacaranda, it can have an interesting grain.
If you buy new Cole Jaws, I find the Nova Brand very good.

Regards,

Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Cliff

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#12 posted 12-17-2016 12:14 AM

Bob Collins.
Thank you Bob, much appreciated. Merry Christmas also to you and your family.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Cliff

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#13 posted 12-17-2016 12:17 AM

Jim Jakosh

G’day Jim. Thank you!!!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Cliff

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#14 posted 12-17-2016 02:21 AM

doubleDD

Hi Dave. Thank you for the nice comments. Yes the Cole jaws are certainly great to have….as I progress there are all sorts of accessories available…once we have them they are such a help in the shop.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Cliff

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#15 posted 12-17-2016 02:23 AM

railbuck.
Ralph. Thank you for the nice compliments.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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