Buckeye Candy Dish

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Project by FordMike posted 09-30-2010 06:43 AM 2167 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello This is a large piece of California Buckeye root ball turned into a large candy dish. The finished piece is 19” tall and 12” diameter. The bowl holds $20.00 worth of MM’s or Skittles, trust me I’m a fat guy I know from experience. Buckeye turns beautifully easy and stable, the one hint when working with it is to use freshly sharpened tools for the final passes. There is a lot of trapped grit in the bark pockets and it tends to dull tools quickly. Also because it a softer hardwood it can tearout on endgrain. Resharpen once you have established the main dimensions and complete. The finish is 3 coats of Watco Danish Oil Natural. I apoligize for the green checkered futon, but my photo backdrop got turned into yard sale signs and I haven’t replaced it yet. Anyway thanks for looking and I appreciate the comments FordMike

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#1 posted 09-30-2010 06:54 AM

That is really nice. Interesting. I could just look at that for awhile.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 09-30-2010 07:09 AM

where is the candy?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 09-30-2010 01:54 PM

Wow that is some great looking burl, I just love it. Find any critters inhabiting it?

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

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#4 posted 09-30-2010 05:52 PM

What a beautiful piece of wood. Your work is art in motion!

-- There are times when a mistake is remembered as your best work.

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