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Project by John posted 01-27-2018 12:30 AM 681 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished a Red Cedar Bowl and posted it last month. These are the two bowls I cored from it. The first two pictures are of the middle bowl, 9” D X 3” H. 3rd and 4th of the smallest, 6.6” D X 1.75” H. 5th shows rims of both, and the 6th shows the 3 bowls reunited. Finish is a coat of oil. I’ll be more patient next time and post them all together.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.





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rockmolsen

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 12:46 AM

Really nice looking bowls John. Love the smooth looking subdued finish. Is the top rim shown thicker than the rest of the outside of the bowl is it just a small cove?

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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John

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#2 posted 01-27-2018 12:52 AM

Thanks Rick, the rims are parallel all the way to the bottom, I just left enough wood to give a shadow. Makes sanding a lot more difficult but I like adding a little detail for interest.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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BenDupre

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#3 posted 01-27-2018 01:11 AM

Very nice. What did you use to core them?

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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John

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#4 posted 01-27-2018 01:23 AM

Hi Ben, I have Oneway’s Easy-Coring System. Easy to use and a fast way to get a large bowl hollowed out.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 01-27-2018 01:37 AM

When the wood is that beautiful, it’s hard to wait. Nice set John.

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

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wcp

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#6 posted 01-27-2018 01:40 AM

John
More great looking bowls. I really like the grain and color of the wood. Your red and yellow cedar bowls look really nice. Is that western red cedar? We only have juniper cedar down here in Texas. Most people here hates cedar especially farmers and ranchers because it’s considered a nuisance tree or bush.

wcp

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John

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#7 posted 01-27-2018 01:59 AM

Thanks Dave. Thanks Weldon, it is from the coast here so I believe it is Western Red Cedar. I love the burls, and have been fortunate to get them. Maybe I’ll be trading a set like this for more burls! I think the Cedar down there has nice colours in it, are there any burls on them?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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bushmaster

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#8 posted 01-27-2018 02:57 AM

Very nice with local woods. I have a couple cedar burls that someone gave me, will have to make a coring tool befor I turn them, more great projects out of one piece of wood.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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wcp

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#9 posted 01-27-2018 03:40 AM


I think the Cedar down there has nice colours in it, are there any burls on them?

- John

Cedar down here does have some nice color most that I’ve seen is fairly straight grained and very aromatic. I have not seen any burls but I’m sure there must be some. I have a tree service business close to me that I need to stop by and visit with them. They split and sale most of the larger wood as fire wood. I don’t have any place to harvest my own woods except for Hackberry which grows around every fence row at every farm around me.

wcp

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John

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#10 posted 01-27-2018 03:57 AM

I met a fellow up here (retired now) who took down trees, trimmed trees, etc. and wound up becoming a real good turner, with a garage full of burls. The tree service crew near you would be good guys to meet.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 01-27-2018 03:20 PM

This is a beautiful bowl and the wood is wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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leafherder

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#12 posted 01-27-2018 06:16 PM

Great bowls. I would love to see a video of the whole project from start to finish. It looks like a lot of work but worth the effort.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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Andre

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#13 posted 01-27-2018 06:50 PM

Yup them sure are purity! Found a guy close by that has a small bandsaw mill, going try to get some Poplar milled up before spring? I have a big Elm crotch that has a burl on it that we were trying to figure out a way to salvage both! His mill only handles 20”

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 01-28-2018 02:00 AM

John , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 01-29-2018 03:19 AM

Nice bowls. Were they done with a McNaughton bar?

Jim

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

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