Cherry Bowl

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Project by John posted 06-20-2017 07:03 PM 1136 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Cherry natural edge bowl, 6” X 3”. It’s going to a friend who supplied me with the Cherry wood and some Yew and Ivy. Boiled Linseed Oil and Wipe on Poly finish.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#1 posted 06-20-2017 07:35 PM

Looks Great!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#2 posted 06-20-2017 07:36 PM

Very nicely done, I like the color contrast between the live edge and the bowl.

-- Colombia Custom woodworking

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#3 posted 06-20-2017 07:47 PM

Great looking bowl John. That’s a great finish using wipe on poly. Did you have to buff it out?

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

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#4 posted 06-20-2017 08:05 PM

well done John, nice retention on the edge

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 06-20-2017 08:59 PM

Hello John,

A most impressive bowl, at first it looks to be oval shaped, but the other pictures confirm otherwise.
The finish is what attracted me to the porject as I thought it was Perfect Gloss or a similar product.

So As DoubleDD has already posed how did you finish it to that level?

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 06-20-2017 09:13 PM

Great piece John. How dry was the wood when you got it?

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 06-20-2017 09:36 PM

A real CHERRY cherry bowl. very nice polished bright finish

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 06-20-2017 10:11 PM

I like the bowl, how long do you have let the oil dry before putting on the poly? I use a home mix of 2 parts lacquer to 1 part thinner folowed by Hut wax, looks great.

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#9 posted 06-20-2017 10:18 PM

Gotta love Cherry! I have some Yew boards somewhere, heard it is very hard to work with?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 06-20-2017 11:17 PM

Nicely done, love the bottom

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#11 posted 06-21-2017 01:27 AM

Thanks fellow LJs.

Dave and Rob, when all the wood quits absorbing the Poly I lightly rub the bowl with some 600 grit paper and then put on a final thin coat. No buffing, seems to work for me.

Jeff, I give the bowl a good rub with the oil, dry off any excess after 15 minutes, and wait 24 hours to put on the first coat of Poly.

Andre, just got back from Saskatoon, didn’t get near your neck of the woods. I looked up Yew when I got it, supposed to be the hardest of the soft woods. I have a bunch of roughed out pieces, didn’t have any trouble turning it.

John, the tree was just cut down when I got it last year. Turned it green, let it dry some, turned it again, let it finish drying, and then finished it. Had to wait a bit for the weather to warm up to start finishing bowls with Poly, too cold in the garage.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#12 posted 06-21-2017 04:59 AM

Thanks for the explanation John.
Looks great.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#13 posted 06-21-2017 12:08 PM

What a beautiful bowl! This bowl has a lot of character and I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#14 posted 06-21-2017 12:11 PM

Beautiful bowl, John!!

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

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#15 posted 06-21-2017 02:48 PM

Very nice… I especially like the live edge

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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