Pyrography Bowl #2

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Project by Julian posted 08-12-2017 07:48 PM 1038 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made from a piece of wood that came from a tree in my neighbor’s yard that was cut down some time ago. Not sure of the wood species. It was not a very big tree and it was difficult to find an usable piece of wood.
The bowl is approximately 8” in diameter and 4” tall. There are several small defects but my biggest disappointment was that the wood turned very dark when I applied some boiled linseed oil. The pyrography design is barely noticeable from 2 feet away because of the dark colored wood. Lesson learned. The pyrography design was from something I saw on Youtube.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 08-12-2017 07:50 PM

Nice job!

Only those of us who have managed to burn themselves using a woodburner can appreciate the great work!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 08-12-2017 08:03 PM

nice job Julian, I share your pain with the BLO (or any oill for that matter), if I’m working with some unknown timber I have learnt to do a finish sample before doing your finishing, you can sand up an area of the piece your working on half way through turning if you don’t have a sample bit to work with cuts & have a play with various finishes.
Like your pattern

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

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#3 posted 08-12-2017 09:04 PM

nice bowl regardless, design is well done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 08-12-2017 09:11 PM

Your bowl looks really good, I like the dark colour.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 08-13-2017 01:45 AM

Very nice work, Julian. Wetting most woods turns them dark. It still looks great!!

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

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#6 posted 08-13-2017 03:53 AM

I bought a nice wood burner a while ago and now I have some inspiration

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#7 posted 08-13-2017 11:19 AM

Very nice bowl, beautiful work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 08-13-2017 12:57 PM

This is a beautiful bowl and it’s so nicely done. The pyrography looks great.

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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#9 posted 08-13-2017 07:37 PM

Very nice work. When using a very light colored wood I use lacquer as a finish if you want to keep the color as light as possible.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 08-19-2017 02:23 AM

Julian , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 10-01-2017 03:57 AM

Wow! Beautiful work

-- Greg, Tucson Az,

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#12 posted 10-01-2017 04:03 AM

My wife is really getting into wood burning. Is there a particular brand of wood burner that is considered more of a professional’s choice, like a woodworker choosing a DeWalt over a Ryobi assuming one wanted to spend more on a higher quality tool?

-- Greg, Tucson Az,

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