Apple Wood Bowl

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Project by Bill Akins posted 01-17-2011 11:07 PM 3552 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished an apple wood bowl today. The tree came from my aunts yard in Blairsville, GA. I made her one awhile back but I wanted one for myself. From sitting in my log pile in my basement for 2 years, the log aquired some spalting. I sanded up to 500 grit. I then applied 3 coats of a wiping varnish with 1200 and 1500 grit sanding after each of those. For the first time, I used EEE polish and Shellawax. I really like both of these for the finish.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#1 posted 01-17-2011 11:47 PM

nice turn Bill, beautiful piece of wood finished well

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

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 12:08 AM

Beautiful bowl Bill, I really like the grain pattern and the finish as well.

thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 12:33 AM

hi bill great looking bowl love the grain in the timber was the wood very hard i turned a bowl out of applewood a few years ago and it was very hard to work with had you any trouble with your bowl you did a great job on the finish


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#4 posted 01-21-2011 05:34 AM

very nice!!! i love the shine…

some questions—-how long does it take to go from picture 2 to 3? I have never turned more then pens/bottle stops…

also—-do you smell the apple when you cut into the wood?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 01-21-2011 05:36 AM

very nice bowl, beautiful wood

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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#6 posted 08-06-2011 05:26 PM

Beautiful. I am a big fan of applewood myself. I have made some necklaces from it. Especially spalted apple. Anyway, great work!

-- Visit my Etsy site to see my burl wood jewelry at

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