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RedWood Segmented Candy Dish/Bowl

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Project by scrappy posted 1343 days ago 1271 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a candy dish I made for the freind that gave me four 10foot long 2X6 redwood boards. She knows I like to play with wood and had them left over from her porch build. (10 years ago)

It is 7 inch diam and 4 1/2 inch tall. 1/4 inch thick wall. I think the foot should have been a little bigger but I had trimming isues and did not want to cut it off and try again. It is still prety stable this way so I think it works.

The fun part about using a softer wood like this, it sands EASY!!! Maybe TOO easy. You have to watch it or you can change the shape just buy sanding too much. It does give it a really cool texture when the softer rings sand away and leave the harder winter growth behind. You can FEEL the grain all over this.

Finished with 4 coats of Tung Oil/Varnish, Sanded to 400 grit between coats. Then 2 coats of paste wax hand buffed.

Please leave all comments and sugestions as I am always trying to improve.

Thank You for looking.

Scrappy

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





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EROCK

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#1 posted 1343 days ago

I actually like the proportions. It looks very balanced, and it seems like a perfect base for the thickness of the dish.

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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jack1

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#2 posted 1343 days ago

This is a real eye catcher. Nice is not strong enough!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Jordan

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#3 posted 1343 days ago

No improvement at all needed there, Scrappy! Beautiful.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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mahadevwood

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#4 posted 1343 days ago

wonderful work, masterpiece

-- http://www.mahadevwood.com

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Eagle1

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#5 posted 1343 days ago

Great looking bowl Scrappy:

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 1342 days ago

Very nice looking piece, Dan. I like the foot size. If she puts candy in it, the weight is concentrated in the center and the foot falls in line with the curve coming down the side whick looks pleasing to the eye.

Nice job. Thanks for sharing!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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Ken Waller

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#7 posted 1342 days ago

Hey Scrappy,
From a design and proportion point of view, this is one of your best pieces. The base size is perfect for the width of the bowl and the ogie shape into the base gives an impression of the bowl being light and almost floating. Great job.

-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario

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WoodArtbyJR

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#8 posted 1342 days ago

Scrappy – I disagree, I think the foot is beautiful. I like the large style vase sitting on a petite base. Ken is spot on, the design and proportional aspect is perfect. You out did yourself my friend.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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sedcokid

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#9 posted 1342 days ago

Scrappy, I really like everything about your bowl… What is there not to like, I would think anyone would love this piece. Thanks for sharing.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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bibb

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#10 posted 1342 days ago

Scrappy I really like this one. The shape is great and your technique looks like that of a master turner.

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at http://katanadesign.com

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1342 days ago

Beautiful bowl nice work scrappy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 1342 days ago

Screappy, this is downright gorgeous! You are making me long for some of that redwood to play with.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 1342 days ago

Fine looking bowl Scrappy, really doing good with the segmented turning. That is gorgeous.

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

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lumberdustjohn

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#14 posted 1342 days ago

Fantastic Bowl!
It looks great with the base as it is.
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Karson

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#15 posted 1342 days ago

Scarappy: That a great looking vase. Nice build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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