Maple Bowls

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Project by imallchalkedup posted 05-22-2010 08:00 AM 1195 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found some wood on craiglist, lady said she had a tree in her backyard cut down and free to the taken. Well, when I arrived I found the tree in her backyard with humongous pieces, lucky for me there were some I could handle. Now I thought this was a freshly cut tree, but turns out it was struck by lightning last year and was cut pretty early this year, so most the wood had a lot of cracks and checking on the ends and was a little fearful of taking all the wood I did, in dread of having nothing but firewood when I got home, but I ended up getting some nice bowls so far out of it and have cut alot of the wood up into endgrain boards to be later worked on.

-- RStadler

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#1 posted 05-22-2010 08:08 AM

What did you use for a finish?

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#2 posted 05-22-2010 08:45 AM

I just used tung oil on these, they probably have about 3 to 4 coats a piece, plan on buffing them as soon as my buffer arrives, thanks for looking and for your comment, had fun making them and hope to make many more.

-- RStadler

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#3 posted 05-22-2010 09:03 AM

Great looking bowls. Nice score on the wood.

Keep it up.


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

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#4 posted 05-22-2010 09:49 AM

Great score on the wood. I really like how the grain poped out.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 05-22-2010 10:41 AM

These are perfect! Very Nice!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 05-22-2010 02:23 PM

Very nice bowls, I like the design and looks very well finished. also its nice to find a fellow club member from Show-Me

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#7 posted 05-22-2010 02:25 PM

wonderful bowls

-- wood crafting & classes

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#8 posted 05-22-2010 03:00 PM


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

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#9 posted 05-22-2010 06:33 PM

Nice looking bowls. I like the finish on these.


-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#10 posted 05-23-2010 08:53 AM

wow they certainly have come up well.
The finish on them makes them look as tho they are something completely different!

-- Theresa,

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