Tiger Maple Potpourri Bowl

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Project by scrappy posted 12-26-2010 05:38 AM 1869 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the Potpourri Bowl I turned for my wife’s Christmas present this year.

It is from a piece of Tiger Maple that I got from Rockler a couple of weeks ago when they were on sale. Could not start turning it until last tuesday when she went out of town to deliver the trays to her sister.

6 inch Diam. X 2 1/2 inch Tall 1/4 inch thick wall.

Heated up the first coat of Tung Oil before applying. It really thined it out and helped penetrate better. (trick I learned from my local club) I think it helped to POP the grain and figure on this piece. Finished with several more coats of Old Masters Tung Oil/Varnish and buffed with the Beall buffing system.

Got the potpourri lid from GoodWill $1.00 (love that place)

As you can see from the pic, my wife Sue is very happy with the present.

Thank you all for looking. Please leave all comments and critiques and/or questions.

Merry Christmas

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 12-26-2010 05:59 AM

It really Looks great, thanks for the tip on heating the tung oil, I will try it on some of my future projects.

-- RayCurtis

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#2 posted 12-26-2010 06:39 AM

You have out done your self Scrappy! It is a beautiful Potpourri Bowl, the Tiger Maple is outstanding and the $1.00 lid looks great too!

Thanks for the tip about heating the tung oil, never heard of that before either…. You are a wealth of information ;)

Your wife looks delighted with it, too.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 12-26-2010 08:39 AM

Beautiful piece!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#4 posted 12-26-2010 09:10 AM

beautyfull gift you have done Scrappy :-)
and so was your small turned hangers
Merry Chrismas

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#5 posted 12-26-2010 09:16 AM

Beautiful, beautiful….really very beautiful!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 12-26-2010 01:52 PM

Gorgeous Scrappy.

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#7 posted 12-26-2010 02:27 PM

This is really precious. The wood is beautiful, and that unusual lid from Goodwill really makes this one of a kind. Great job!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#8 posted 12-26-2010 03:00 PM

Nice work Dan very beautiful wood I think we need to go and get some more hehe


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#9 posted 12-26-2010 03:09 PM

A great piece Scrappy, thanks for sharing the tip on heating the tung oil for better penetration

Sue looks very pleased with your work!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#10 posted 12-26-2010 06:04 PM

Scrappy, that is just beautiful.
I really like the grain, Great work my friend.
Thanks for sharing, have a great day.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 12-26-2010 10:32 PM

Wow, some how I lost you as a buddy and have been missing your work! Wife just ask me if you were making anything, and I said no…. Hey this is a great piece of maple. I also look at the used store places for stuff to lathe around. Bet your wife loved this piece. Glad to see that you are still making stuff.


-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#12 posted 12-27-2010 03:04 AM

Nicely turned piece & thanks for the tip on warming the oil, never thought of that

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#13 posted 12-28-2010 07:45 AM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#14 posted 01-11-2011 03:49 AM

Really nice.

-- Leonard H.

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