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Cherry Bowls for Brenda

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Project by Bill Akins posted 05-11-2010 10:09 PM 1122 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A coworker, Brenda, is retiring at the end of the year. She cut down a cherry tree in her front yard and brought me some of the logs so I made her a couple of bowls. I started them months ago. I left them thick, coated them with paste wax and paper bagged them. After about 3 months on the shelf, they had finished drying so I re-turned them and thinned them down. After several sandings I coated them with a mix of shellac/mineral spirits/boiled linseed oil. Then a few coats of regular shellac and then polished with Renaisance wax.

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





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SCOTSMAN

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 10:12 PM

Well done wow looking good ! can I just say you need to be more careful making bowls is highly addictive.I have been hooked for years myself, and have no wish to recover .LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 10:28 PM

Bill,

You did a fine job with these.

Very nice turning.

Lee

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Kate

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#3 posted 05-11-2010 10:58 PM

They look great. I’m learning turning myself and as Alistair said, it does seem addictive.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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#4 posted 05-12-2010 12:49 AM

Very nice! How did you keep the log from splitting on the ends?
Thanks.

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#5 posted 05-12-2010 01:08 AM

Wonderful job of bowling looks like she liked them

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#6 posted 05-12-2010 06:26 AM

Great pair of bowls. Nice shapes and grain. Looks like she is very happy with her present.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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#7 posted 05-13-2010 08:12 PM

Gorgous bowls Bill.

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#8 posted 08-06-2011 05:29 PM

Love the color in those! Im also a big fan of cherry. Pretty much any fruitwood actually. Beautiful bowls

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