Turned bowl from firewood

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Project by DBB posted 09-24-2017 07:29 PM 998 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pulled a piece of firewood out of the pile and made this shallow bowl. I don’t know the species of wood, it may be from a California Pepper Tree. About 6.5” across. Finished with Hut Crystal Coat.

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#1 posted 09-24-2017 07:37 PM

You never know what beauty lurks inside a piece of firewood. Nice job bringing it back to life.

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

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#2 posted 09-24-2017 08:02 PM

I think you better make another bowl out of the left over piece, nice colours!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 09-24-2017 09:29 PM

You did a very nice job on this bowl.

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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#4 posted 09-24-2017 10:00 PM

Beautiful bowl and great way to show the “before and after” Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 09-25-2017 12:47 AM

Very pretty. Well presented.

I like the rescued wood use too.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#6 posted 09-25-2017 02:12 AM

DBB, It’s incredible what creations you can make out of a piece of (s)crap.

When trying to define a piece of timber you cannot identify, adopt the practice of Binomial nomenclature (but with steroids).

The following are a couple of species I have identified and tagged :-

LOSRLog On Side of Road.

BOOMBYBranch Out Of My Back Yard.

IHANII Have Absolutely No Idea.

And if you are really stuck,

ALOFIIKA Lump Of F%#@!ed If I Know

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 09-25-2017 02:27 AM

Very nice bowl. if only everyone could see what is hidden in firewood, they would probably switch to coal!

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

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#8 posted 09-25-2017 10:51 AM

Wish my firewood could produce a beautiful bowl like that, just too far north for exotic species

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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