Tamboti Footed Rice Bowl

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Project by Operaman posted 07-18-2011 11:14 PM 1575 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Small rice bowl with decorative bead turned from Tamboti, or African Sandlewood. It is finished with blonde shellac and a thin wax coating. The curve is nearly perfect, though not…the story of my turning it seems. I am a furniture maker by education but only “turn at” wood I fear.

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#1 posted 07-18-2011 11:38 PM

I thought it was Walnut at first…Beautiful either way and I can’t see any flaws in your turning from here : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 07-19-2011 02:46 AM

If there is a term “pretty perfect”, it is that! Most wood workers are their own worst critic and you’re one too, I guess. It is a beautiful bowl, better than I cold have done. So quit beating yourself up over it, Scott. You did good! Bravo! La tamboti e finita!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#3 posted 07-19-2011 09:48 PM

Agree with the lads above . If you look hard enough you will probably find flaws in most things.
You did a great job on the bowl. You can be proud of it.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#4 posted 07-19-2011 10:06 PM

Beautiful wood and bowl. Warning! Do not use it for food because the wood contain poison and toxin that can be quite dangerous!

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