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Cedar Crotch Bowl

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Project by Adam Hood posted 08-02-2011 03:53 AM 1621 views 2 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off, who would have thought that a crotch could look this good..lol. I just got a Florida Cedar log today from a guy who was gonna throw it in the fire pit so I saved it from the fire and brought it home to cut into bowl blanks. After cutting into blanks I noticed the crotch part of the log had some beautiful grain pattern to it and also noticed that the heartwood was a lot more of a burgundy color than any other Cedar I have turned. I couldn’t wait to I put a blank on the lathe and started turning. Couldn’t decide if I wanted a natural edge bowl or not. Glad I ended up picking the natural edge. This is the first piece of crotch wood I have turned and I have a few more. Blanks like this. The bowl was sanded to 360 and finished with beeswax with 4 coats of orange oil followed by 3 coats of Myland’s Friction Polish.

Give me your.feedback on this piece, good or bad. Thanks for looking.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl





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therookie

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#1 posted 08-02-2011 03:54 AM

I think this is excellent, I love the natural edge.

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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#2 posted 08-02-2011 03:56 AM

Thanks Rookie

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#3 posted 08-02-2011 04:04 AM

Wow… that color is amazing.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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therookie

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#4 posted 08-02-2011 04:06 AM

No Problem Adam

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#5 posted 08-02-2011 04:13 AM

I thought the same thing Charlie.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#6 posted 08-02-2011 04:25 AM

Man does this piece have tremendous color!! I like the natural edge as well, Great Job!!!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 08-02-2011 04:45 AM

Wow!! That is beautiful!

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#8 posted 08-02-2011 04:47 AM

Chuck, this has gotta be my favorite piece I have done to date. I love the looks of everything about this bowl.from the color to the grain as well as the natural edge. Thanks or commenting.

Thanks Ron, I agree.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#9 posted 08-02-2011 06:29 AM

The grain and color are beautiful, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 08-02-2011 09:13 AM

Nice bowl you got there, the colour is awesome! Well Done!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#11 posted 08-02-2011 01:48 PM

wow! it’s amazing how different wood/s can just jump out there. nice bowl

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#12 posted 08-02-2011 02:56 PM

God ! This is a great bowl because of the delightful color. Is like you deeped the bowl in a vesel with red Burgund wine. Very good job you did !

-- Ovidiu from Transylvania

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Rockbuster

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#13 posted 08-02-2011 04:24 PM

I think that God hides treasures like this in wood so that wood turners like you can find them. Great job, beautiful color and finish,can’t help but wonder if it will stand the test of time with wood and change color, cedar is notorious for this.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Adam Hood

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#14 posted 08-02-2011 04:41 PM

Thanks Tom & Stephen.

That is the truth Roger. I agree 100%.

Ovidiu, it does look like it. I love the dark red wine color better than the pinkish red color of the Cedar I have turned in the past.

Rockbuster, He does hid them just so you can be surprised. I hope it stands the test of time, I really hope the color doesnt fade. I see you live in Ft. Wayne. My family is from that area. Dad was born in St. Joe and mom was born in Kendleville. Dad’s parents are now in Ft. Wayne and uncle lives in Garret. We were up there last year in August and it was such great weather compare to how it is in Florida in August. The wife and I want to go back up there towards Sept.-Oct. when it gets cooler. She has never seen snow so it would be cool to go up there when ya’ll have that white fluffy stuff on the grown.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#15 posted 08-02-2011 05:49 PM

Very nice bowl Adam. The color is outstanding, and I like the grain between the two brightly colored sections also. You did a nice job of displaying the beauty of the wood.

-- Mel,

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