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Project by branch posted 04-09-2011 09:36 PM 1432 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi yes another bowl this bowl is the same design as the last bowl i posted the wight oak in this bowl and the last bowl came from a old pub //bar counter that was destined for the dump until i saw it on a skip as i was driving through the town so i stopped and approached the owner and asked him if i could have the oak he was glad to let me have it

he said the more timber i took the more room in the skip he will have for other rubbish ,he also said he had some maughney that he was dumping and i could have it if i wanted it i jumped at the opportunity of getting my hands on some free timber it was a bit warped and twisted but beggars cant be choosers the maughney was a plank that was 12 foot long by 14 inches by 2 1/4 just a shame it is so badly warped put it is ok for segmented turning the are a lot of cutting and gluing in that plank the oak was warped and twisted also .the ware 4 inch by 2 inch glued together to make a top for the bar which measured 22 inches by 8 ft long so a lot of oak and maughney segment turning coming up happy days .

the bowl is 11 1/2 at the rim by 4 1/2 tall by 6 1/2 at the bottom finished with tung oil


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#1 posted 04-09-2011 09:56 PM

you keep upgrading and inspiring branch

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 04-09-2011 10:11 PM

Great looking bowl and glad to see the recycle.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 04-09-2011 11:07 PM

You old scavenger you, I love these “salvage” stories it makes the outcome more interesting,
Nice turning as well to round it all of :)))

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

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#4 posted 04-10-2011 07:09 AM

Your work is really outstanding and the source is perfect!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 04-10-2011 10:22 AM

Great bowl buddy, you did stumble onto a treasure.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 04-10-2011 11:42 AM

Another great looking bowl Branch. Have fun with your timber, a great find.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#7 posted 04-10-2011 04:59 PM

hi every one and thanks for having a look its always nice to get feed back
i am always on the lookout for recyclable timber i hate to see good timber going to wast
plus it is great when get it for nothing

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#8 posted 04-10-2011 06:27 PM

Very nice looking bowl, I had to notice that you matched the grain in all the segments of the oak so that
the grain flows around the bowl and matches from one layer to the next while the mahogany seems to
be one piece on the alternating layers making it very pleasing to the eyes. Like many works of art it
looks so simple and beautiful, then you look closer and realize the thought, craftsmanship and labor that
went into it to make it. I just started making bowls last year and gave some to my children to keep the
house from getting cluttered, now I am getting statements from children, grand children and great
grand children that they have not received theirs and would I please make them one. Thank you for
sharing your bowls and craftsmanship with us, and I hope you have many happy years ahead playing in
the shop.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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