Actually two new bowls

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Project by Joedcatman posted 12-28-2010 07:09 AM 1427 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first three pics are of an unknown wood that showed up at the December “Sawdust Session” of the wood turners club that I belong to. To the best of my research – I think it is pink dogwood. Just made a cute little natural-edge bowl. The last two pics are of a piece of spalted big-leaf maple that I stole out of my sister-in-law’s wood pile on Christmas eve. It and the two scraps that are shown behind the bowl will go back to her house this week. I’ll ask her to forgive me for stealing her wood. I guess I could bring her the sawdust I made from it too. This bowl even has a natural hole in one side. It would make for a great dribble bowl if you drank from it. Wow – I’m just having way too much fun!!

Both bowls have 2 coats of Zinzer sanding sealer/2 coats of polyurethane satin and 1 coat of polyurethane gloss.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#1 posted 12-28-2010 07:42 AM

Wow! Joe you are really getting to master turning. That live edge is amazing!

-- $tudie

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#2 posted 12-28-2010 08:39 AM

Hey Joe,that is a very nice looking edge bowl, that front on pic brings out a nice harmony between the natural layers, lovely finish also

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

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#3 posted 12-28-2010 09:24 AM

WoW does the rest of her wood pile look like that? That is a great looking bowl. I love recovered wood projects. The first picture is a great peice of turning, but I like the second bowl best.

-- RayCurtis

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#4 posted 12-28-2010 03:50 PM

I do a bit of turning and I have seen lots and lots of natural edged bowls, but I do believe this is the nicest one so far.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-28-2010 08:41 PM

Awww, you guys are way too nice but thanks anyway. I just do it for fun and to keep the mind and body active.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#6 posted 12-29-2010 01:42 AM

Those are some beautiful bowls Joe, amazing work!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#7 posted 12-30-2010 06:40 PM

very nice. love the natural edge.

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