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Unusual turned bowl

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Project by lightcs1776 posted 06-05-2018 08:53 PM 311 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given some box elder by a man who removed the tree in order build a barn. The piece had a hole in it, but I figured I could get some pieces for pen turning. While getting ready to slice into it, I decided to try to make a bowl instead, using the hole as the center point. I had never done a bowl like this and have mixed feelings about it. Since fine folks on this site helped me decide to stick with shellac for a finish, I figure I best post the final product.

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





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#1 posted 06-05-2018 08:57 PM

Very Nice & Very Well Done Chris!

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#2 posted 06-05-2018 09:48 PM

Beautiful job, Chris! Lovin’ the live edge and hole! Glad you posted it. What is the size? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 06-05-2018 09:55 PM

Thank you both, Rick and Candy.

Candy, the bowl is 5 1/4 inches deep,6” wide at the top, about 6 3/4 at the widest section, and 4 3/4” at the base. It will hopefully be the first piece I sell.

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

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#4 posted 06-06-2018 02:14 AM

Extremely nice work when you take something many would call an imperfection, and then something as amazing as that comes from it. You did well here.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 06-06-2018 02:24 AM



Extremely nice work when you take something many would call an imperfection, and then something as amazing as that comes from it. You did well here.

Thanks for posting.

- therealSteveN

Wow, I really appreciate your comments. I am starting to wonder how many pieces I tossed aside that could have been turned into something more.

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

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#6 posted 06-06-2018 04:39 PM

Very well done from an underappreciated wood too!

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

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#7 posted 06-06-2018 06:47 PM

Nice job.

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#8 posted 06-08-2018 03:35 PM

Nice work, tough bowl to turn!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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