Natural Edge Texas Ash Bowl for local auction

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Project by RichardH posted 03-26-2010 06:19 AM 1153 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Width: ~ 7.75”
Height: ~ 4.5”
Finish: Waterlox over Tried and True Varnish Oil

The local elementary school has a big fundraiser every year selling lots of autographed sports memorabilia, etc. through a silent auction. This will be the second year in a row that I’m donating one of my turnings to the cause and I had a lot of fun with this one.

About two years ago, I was driving in a nearby neighborhood when I saw a guy cutting down a large Ash tree. I asked if I could take some off his hands and loaded the SUV with a few big logs. I used to think that Ash was really plain, but have found some interesting coloration come out especially if I leave it exposed on the ground for a year or so.

This piece sat exposed for about a year, then was rough turned and sat for another year before finally I got back around to it. I originally started with the bark on, but the bark didn’t want to hold very tightly and in the end, I kind of liked the cleaner look and I took off the bark rim.

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#1 posted 03-26-2010 04:08 PM

Nice looking bowl, Good donation!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 03-26-2010 04:10 PM

Nice bowl! It makes you feel good to donate your work for someone else to enjoy, too.

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

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#3 posted 03-27-2010 04:47 PM

Great bowl. Great piece for the auction.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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