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My First Natural Edge Bowl

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Project by Bill Akins posted 1549 days ago 1142 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been turning about 2 years now and I have been wanting to turn a natural edge bowl. My father cut a red oak tree from his front yard in north Georgia. I was able to get a few logs from it. I turned this several months ago and put it up to dry. Just finished it today with 2 coats of 1/3 each mineral spirits, shellac and boiled linseed oil mix. I then put 3 coats of shellac on top of that. Then polished it with 2 coats of renaisance wax. It’s definitly a different kind of turning but it was really fun. Have to watch the knuckles around the spinning bark edge. Next I want to try hollow form turning.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.





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Hacksaw007

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#1 posted 1549 days ago

Good work Bill, a piece to be proud of. I like the different lines of color as you go down on the bowl. I have not made any of these yet. I need to read up on green turning. Thanks very much for sharing this fine piece.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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griff

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#2 posted 1549 days ago

Looks great Bill, I really like the live edge. I hope to try my hand at turning someday.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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sedcokid

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#3 posted 1549 days ago

Really a nice piece Bill, I like it alot!! The finish really makes the grain Pop, don’t it. Did you do anything to fill the pours in the grain? Thanks for sharing,

The SedcoKid

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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4woodturning

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#4 posted 1549 days ago

very cool bowl, yes they are knuckle busters but so cool when you finish. great job

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............http://www.4woodturning.com

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scrappy

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#5 posted 1548 days ago

Outstanding bowl. The live edge pieces are always soo special. Great work.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 1548 days ago

Cool bowl, like the bark edge.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Napaman

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#7 posted 1548 days ago

that is really nice…is the bark burned??

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Steffen

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#8 posted 1532 days ago

very clean….I like it a lot.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1532 days ago

wow that looks so cool

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