2 Yew Bowls

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Project by John posted 10-31-2018 10:26 PM 587 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yew Bowls finished with Salad Bowl Finish. The first is 4.4” diameter X 2.4”. The second is 6.6” diameter X 1.7”. One finished last year, one this month. I have a few more rough turned bowls from this wood, maybe I’ll get to them next year.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-31-2018 11:10 PM

Real nice bowls, John. The grain is outstanding!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 10-31-2018 11:47 PM

Doesn’t look like the Yew I got from Langsdale? Mine is sort of pinkish purple if I remember correct, haven’t look at the boards in a few years? Sorry didn’t stop by but Tony wouldn’t let us get away.
Have to agree with Jim that grain is fantastic!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 11-01-2018 12:15 AM

I go with Jim on this one , sweet result John

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

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#4 posted 11-01-2018 12:41 AM

Bowls look great John. Don’t do them all at once, save some for next year. LOL.

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

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#5 posted 11-01-2018 01:25 AM

Well turned!

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

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#6 posted 11-01-2018 03:06 PM

Very nice. Great grain pattern.

-- Julian

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#7 posted 11-01-2018 03:57 PM

Thanks guys. Andre, this is the only piece of Yew I’ve had. I roughed out a few bowls and made a tool handle out of it so far. No colours in it, just a bit of spalting. It’s nice to work with, not too hard or too soft.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 11-01-2018 07:45 PM

Nice wood, nicer turning, awesome photos, great post.


-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 11-02-2018 07:53 AM

nice bowls

-- bambi

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#10 posted 11-04-2018 02:26 PM

Well done, I have never seen any yew wood, they say it is found on the coast, I am to far inland, s logger friend brought me a couple blocks of yellow cedar that I will try soon.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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