Red Box Elder Bowl

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Project by Jaybird719 posted 07-08-2010 05:14 AM 1531 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl that I turned for my wife as a mother’s day present.
It is red box elder about 10-1/2” diameter and stands 3-1/2” tall
This piece has been finished with waterlox.

Thanks for looking… ...any feedback is appreciated.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#1 posted 07-08-2010 05:26 AM

Well I think it looks real nice, Really like the choice of wood. Great job.

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#2 posted 07-08-2010 06:35 AM


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#3 posted 07-08-2010 08:30 AM

Great bowl. Nice shape and pretty wood.

Keep it up.


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

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#4 posted 07-08-2010 11:49 AM

Great job Jay.

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

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#5 posted 07-08-2010 12:05 PM

Very nice. Box elder sure has some cool color and figure. I’ve never worked with it before, but it sure is an intriguiing wood.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#6 posted 07-08-2010 03:33 PM

Thanks for commenting everyone…

...Doc – (IMHO) Box Elder turns really nice and is pretty easy to work with. This blank was nice because the wood was really blonde/white and had some nice figure, the only downside being that the red wasn’t as intense. I have some others that have more intense red streaks but are really yellow.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#7 posted 07-08-2010 07:04 PM

Great looking bowl. I’m no turner but it looks very well done. The bottom base is this big enough to keep from tipping? Thought maybe it looked small but propaly the camera angle. I never heard of this Red Box Elder, I have worked with elder in the past.

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

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#8 posted 07-09-2010 09:13 PM

Very nice turning. Beautiful.

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

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