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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 bowlGreat 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". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (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!
#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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