Second Box Elder Bowl

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Project by NightOwl posted 1177 days ago 1113 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second Box Elder Bowl carved from the same crotch section of wood. This bowl’s shape was pretty much defined by the wood in the sense that large cracks formed in a “V” like shape. I played off this shape to create the red wine goblet like shape of this bowl. A fairly large crack formed near the opening of the bowl during the turning and I decided to fill it with gold dust and CA glue to slightly accent it as part of the natural character rather than turn the bowl down to avoid it.

Wood: Box Elder from North Carolina
Height: 3.5”
Width: 5”
Finish: Tri, white diamond, wax
weight: 5oz

Comment and feedback welcome! Thanks for looking!

-- Bill

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#1 posted 1177 days ago

Very nice looking bowl..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 1177 days ago

Very nice and good repair.

-- Carpe Diem

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#3 posted 1177 days ago

I really like this form and your finish – it is a beautiful piece of wood.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#4 posted 1177 days ago

Outstanding piece of figured wood, plenty of eye candy. Nice work thanks for posting…BC

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#5 posted 1177 days ago

This really nice the wood is gorgeous! the shape is just right and the finish is outstanding…. I guess that it isn’t just nice it is beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 1176 days ago

I’m gonna have to make a trip to NC to pick up some box elder to turn! This is a really beautiful wood!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 1176 days ago

Another winner. That’s great stuff!

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#8 posted 1175 days ago

I`ve never heard of Box Elder – is that red-pink color common in that species?

-- Scott Hubley - Nova Scotia, Canada -

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