Red Cedar Bowl

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Project by John posted 11-22-2017 08:58 PM 851 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Red Cedar Burl, 9”H X 13.5”D, Boiled Linseed Oil and Clear Gloss Wipe on Poly finish. This bowl took a while, it was very easy for the humidity and sunlight to change it’s shape. It was rough turned at least two years ago.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#1 posted 11-22-2017 09:01 PM

Very nicely done.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 11-22-2017 09:05 PM

A little shiner than when I saw it! Amazing, Now get that big sucker chucked up!
I glued up a bunch of Cedar scraps so going into Schroom production! LOL!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 11-22-2017 10:43 PM

Looks Great! Your finish is amazing!

-- 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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#4 posted 11-22-2017 11:14 PM

beautiful bowl, love all the grain patterns, you are my newest best finishes guy

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#5 posted 11-22-2017 11:22 PM

Great figure, shape and finish. Well done!

-- socrbent Ohio

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#6 posted 11-22-2017 11:33 PM

WOW, super finish on a great bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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

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#7 posted 11-23-2017 02:03 AM

Nice looking bowl and beautiful finish.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 11-23-2017 02:45 AM

Turned out beautiful John. The finish is excellent. It has a unique shape too.

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

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#9 posted 11-23-2017 01:14 PM

Beautiful bowl, any issues with turning a wood as soft as cedar? also am interested in your finish…was it a mix of poly and BLO, how many coats?

-- Putty

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#10 posted 11-23-2017 04:47 PM

Very nice John…as usual. Looking at some of your past projects I see you do a fair bit of Cedar. Aside from beautiful grain, what’s your take on Cedar as a turning wood? I’ve tried it only twice and found it kinda tough.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 11-23-2017 07:54 PM

Thanks guys.

Putty and Mark, I find harder woods nicer to turn and finish, but when I’m all done I love the look of these burls. I put on a coat of BLO and then as many coats of Poly as it takes to soak in and cover the wood uniformly. I’d guess 15 on the inside and 5 on the outside, although I get some of the outside when I’m doing the inside.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#12 posted 11-24-2017 11:20 AM

This is so beautiful. Wow. I am blown away. Well done!

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