Footed bowl / dish

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Project by peteg posted 09-28-2010 09:44 AM 1639 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a footed dish turned from a piece of Blackwood, about 8 years ago a pair of 100 Yr old + Blackwood trees came down in a storm on my son n laws dad’s farm. In all He about 43 Cub’ Mtrs milled on site from both trees. I just happened to be about to make sure that no “off cuts” were misplaced other than in the back of my shed.
I like to add a bit of difference to the top as well as the bottom, I bet the first thing you do when you pick up an interesting piece is to look at the bottom ( bet ya do)
I textured the top and added a wash coat of burnt seina (to the texture area) and lightly rubbed it with some 600 grit to expose the underlayer.
Top side was textured with a Sorby type texturing tool and the underside done with a Dremel.
The finish is about 5 or 6 coats of “home brew” sealer and a top coat of Ubeaut traditional wax buffed on a mop.
And yes it is supprisingly stable if loaded up.

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#1 posted 09-28-2010 01:49 PM

Absolutely beautiful, the wood, texture banding, the feet and finish are all in harmony and beyond description. A true work of art.

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

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#2 posted 09-28-2010 01:57 PM

Very nice. I especially like the feet. Most turners don’t think like that. When you said “blackwood”, I had to look and see where you were from. I hear blackwood and think clarinet. Really good piece.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#3 posted 09-28-2010 03:21 PM

This is a great piece. Awesome decoration.

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#4 posted 09-28-2010 04:40 PM

Yep, I always look at the bottom. Fantastic piece though, just beautiful. Love every part of it, those feet look very nice too on this bowl.

-- RStadler

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#5 posted 09-28-2010 07:30 PM

Tremendous piece! Love the texturing effect as well!


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#6 posted 09-29-2010 09:05 AM

Thyanks all for your kind comments

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 09-29-2010 09:10 AM

Very impressive piece. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 09-29-2010 02:54 PM

You sure have the texturing down to a fine atr…well done. The feet on this project really add to it. Nice touch.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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