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It's been a long time, but here is my latest bowl

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Project by lightcs1776 posted 04-16-2018 12:28 AM 1851 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I noticed an ad on Craigslist for free wood. It is box elder with some decent red through it. As a thank you, I offered to make a bowl for the gentleman. This is what came off the lathe. It was sanded to. 500 grit and finished with clear shellac, my personal favorite finish. I like how it came out and really hope the gentleman that offered the wood, with no expectation of receiving anything in return, will really like it too.

Thanks for looking.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **





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mel52

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#1 posted 04-16-2018 12:41 AM

Good bowl and sharp looking grain in it. I think he will pleasantly surprised and happy to receive it.

-- MEL, Kansas

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 04-16-2018 01:05 AM

Looks good.

Miss seeing you around sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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lightcs1776

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#3 posted 04-16-2018 01:29 AM



Looks good.

Miss seeing you around sir.

- Monte Pittman

Wow, thanks so much, Monte. I will try to stop in more often. Folks here are incredibly inviting. I do see your work from time to time and an always impressed at the skill of your work.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Don Broussard

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#4 posted 04-16-2018 01:48 AM

Nice gesture, Chris, and a fine turning as well.

Are you still doing the school thing?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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lightcs1776

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#5 posted 04-16-2018 02:25 AM



Nice gesture, Chris, and a fine turning as well.

Are you still doing the school thing?

- Don Broussard

Don,

I finished the masters in education, but I am starting a masters in technology on May 22nd. I found most of the colleges require a doctorate in history to teach history, but there are a lot of opportunities to teach technology with a graduate degree. My main goal is to teach. Plus, I work in networking (network engineer) so. It should be fairly easy for me. I may be the most educated dumb guy you know when I finish. Grin.

Thanks for the kind words regarding the bowl. The gentleman was incredibly generous with the wood.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Don Broussard

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#6 posted 04-16-2018 02:57 AM

Good on ya for the pursuit of your dreams. No regrets.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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CFrye

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#7 posted 04-16-2018 04:03 AM

Beautiful grain and color in this bowl, Chris! Please do, visit more often. Has Sherry been turning?

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 04-16-2018 11:47 AM

Good looking bowl. Is that Ambrosia maple? Very well balanced for grain pattern, too!!!!!!!!!

Cheers.Jim

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

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lightcs1776

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#9 posted 04-16-2018 01:29 PM



Beautiful grain and color in this bowl, Chris! Please do, visit more often. Has Sherry been turning?

- CFrye

Yes, Sherry is finishing a bloodwood bowl. She likes to take her time with it.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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lightcs1776

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#10 posted 04-16-2018 01:33 PM



Good looking bowl. Is that Ambrosia maple? Very well balanced for grain pattern, too!!!!!!!!!

Cheers.Jim

- Jim Jakosh

I appreciate the comment, Jim. The wood is box elder, which is one of the softer maples. My understanding, which is far less than most folks here, is that ambrosia maple doesn’t tend to have the red streaks in it, but is silver maple that has beautiful spalting caused by the ambrosia beetle.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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ralbuck

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#11 posted 04-16-2018 06:02 PM

Very nice bowl.

I used to live near the Red River Valley of the north; where box-elder was almost considered a weed. Now that i have no sources convenient; I have learned to appreciate it.

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

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Al Breit

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#12 posted 04-16-2018 09:02 PM

Very nice graining in the box elder, wood will always surprise you.

-- Al Breit "A day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine"

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firefighterontheside

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#13 posted 04-17-2018 09:26 PM

Whoa, who’s this guy?
Nice bowl Chris. I love box elder.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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lightcs1776

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#14 posted 04-18-2018 01:09 AM



Whoa, who’s this guy?
Nice bowl Chris. I love box elder.

- firefighterontheside


Thanks, Bill. I do stop in once in a while, but I admit it isn’t often. I sure miss some of the discussions on Stumpy’s thread.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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