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Box elder bowl

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Project by Mip posted 05-15-2017 12:36 AM 435 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, everybody. Just finished polishing up this bowl today, and I think it was worth the wait! Started this bowl before Christmas and then I had to put it with the shavings in a paper bag to let it dry. That was the longest five months I had to wait! I just used a simple shape for the bowl because I figured the grain would carry the show. Put on boiled linseed oil, let it dry, and then used the Beall buffing system for the final polish. Hope everybody likes; I sure do!





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Mip

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#1 posted 05-15-2017 12:37 AM

Forgot to mention the last picture is a closeup of one of the holes the the buggies use to get to the sugar inside.

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#2 posted 05-15-2017 01:39 AM

Very nice. Love the colors within the wood. Wow.

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#3 posted 05-15-2017 01:46 AM

I like it a lot. I have done a few and they are well worth the wait.

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

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#4 posted 05-15-2017 01:48 AM

Very nice. I love the fire in female box elder!!

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

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#5 posted 05-15-2017 01:59 AM

really beautiful, Great Job!!!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#6 posted 05-15-2017 03:29 AM

Beautiful results with box elder!
Those reddish color strands are definitely unique.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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John

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#7 posted 05-15-2017 05:06 AM

Amazing wood, nice result!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 05-15-2017 01:31 PM

This is a very nice bowl and the wood is outstanding.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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DCooksey

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#9 posted 05-17-2017 06:00 PM

I keep seeing all these box elder bowls and projects and I am getting soooo darn tempted to cut down one of the two BE’s in my front yard. The wife would probably complain…until the final product is made. Almost worth it.

-- There are rarely any mistakes made in turning, but there are a lot of on-the-fly design modifications!

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