box elder bowl

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Project by CarlB posted 08-03-2011 12:38 AM 3732 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Flame Box elder bowl, The Finish is Mahoney oil/wax finish

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#1 posted 08-03-2011 12:50 AM

That is the coolest looking wood I have seen.
Makes a wonderful bowl
Great Job

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#2 posted 08-03-2011 01:24 AM

That wood was quite a find. You did a beautiful job using it.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#3 posted 08-03-2011 01:43 AM

That is a great bowl; I love the design. I must say, that is some of the darkest flame color I have seen yet in a piece of Box Elder; got any more???

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#4 posted 08-03-2011 01:45 AM

Man that is great!

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#5 posted 08-03-2011 04:56 AM

Awesome piece of wood : )
Did you snap any pix of the blank before turning it ?
It must have been a tough choice as to what to make out of such a nicely colored and figured piece !

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

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#6 posted 08-03-2011 04:57 AM

I found this wood on ebay ! I still have one more piece of wood to make into a bowl.

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#7 posted 08-03-2011 04:38 PM

Wow, what a beautiful color variation in this piece! You did this piece justice.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 08-03-2011 09:01 PM

Very, very nice piece. Love the figure and the fire-red streaks. You have made a great piece from a phenominal piece of wood. I have turned a few pieces from red box elder, but none of them had such brilliant red streaks. Thanks for sharing.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#9 posted 08-03-2011 10:53 PM

Ebay? For real? Nice find. And you played off the wood’s natural beauty magnificently.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#10 posted 08-04-2011 04:46 AM

Make me want to blow the dust of my lathe

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#11 posted 08-04-2011 07:29 AM

man, that is sweet! I have some, but none with hunks of spalting that huge! I love that shape! -tried to make a similar shape with some i have, but i only have a chainsaw & some grinders -it looked nowhere near like that! I sure do wish i had kept more of that tree we took down though -it had more than what i already have.

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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