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Project by Norm192 posted 11-06-2017 09:19 AM 533 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very dry and bug eaten nicely spalted Holly. I almost threw the blank away a couple of times, thought it was too far gone to turn. A “little” wood hardener helped. 7 1/2” diameters and 5” tall. Finished with BLO and lacquer.





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 11-06-2017 11:32 AM

It’s amazing that you turned this without it exploding! Now you have a master piece and a beautiful reward!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 11-06-2017 03:13 PM

Well done with a interesting piece of wood. Turned out to be a real gem, not firewood.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 11-06-2017 03:51 PM

awesome

-- bambi

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#4 posted 11-06-2017 04:07 PM

Your effort and patience paid off. This is a beautiful bowl.

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

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 11-06-2017 05:38 PM

Wow! this is amazing wood and the crack even adds to the piece. Congratulations on the care taken wile you turned it. It’s a fantastic bowl.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#6 posted 11-06-2017 06:38 PM



Well done with a interesting piece of wood. Turned out to be a real gem, not firewood.

- bushmaster


Compliments from Brian are strong compliments indeed! He also does amazing work!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#7 posted 11-06-2017 08:55 PM

This bowl looks so fragile and is so beautiful!
The turning must have been extremely exciting.

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putty

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#8 posted 11-06-2017 09:24 PM

Great job!!

Holly is usually white, did the BLO give it the amber color?

-- Putty

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#9 posted 11-06-2017 10:56 PM

Beautiful bowl. What type of hardener did you use? Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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Norm192

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#10 posted 11-06-2017 11:07 PM

Thanks all!
Putty-The BLO does darken the wood some, nicely though
Leafherder- I use Minwax wood hardener. Put it in a small squirt bottle and saturate.

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John

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

You did well to finish this bowl Norm, looks great, fragile too.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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