Cedar bowl

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Project by Adam Hood posted 08-20-2011 05:00 AM 1370 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece of Cedar. I’m not sure if it has another name like my other Cedar bowls are aromatic Cedar. Anyways, I am trying a new finish. This one has been sanded to 320 and finished with 4 coats of wipe-on poly with a light sanding with 1,200 grit in between. Then buffed with Carnauba wax.

I was going for a smooth and glossy finish. Found this while watching videos about finishing turned bowls on YouTube so I figured I’d give it a try. I think I found my new finish. The only problem is it takes a day just to put a finish on a bowl. Put a coat on and it has to dry for 2 hrs before you sand and it didn’t really start taking a shine till bout the 3rd coat so finishing is an all day project in itself. Guess you can’t rush perfection though huh?

If your wondering why I’m taking pics of it in a parking lot its because I took it with me to Pizza Hut to dinner and show my grandparents and somebody saw me showing them and got talking bout it and ended up wanting to buy it. Had to get pics before it was gone.

Keep your eyes open for the platter I did the other day using the same wipe-on poly finish.

Thanks for lookin.g and as usual, all comments are welcome.

-- Adam ~ ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#1 posted 08-20-2011 05:55 AM

Adam, this is a great lookin turning!! I just like it alot!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 08-20-2011 10:20 PM

the finish is really smooth. I bet you can see yourself. Thanks for sharing another nice looking bowl.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#3 posted 08-20-2011 10:44 PM

Nice work what is Cedar like to turn? Now over here in the uk our Cedar is ultra soft like chewably soft? and can be easily indented with a finger nail for example. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 08-21-2011 03:29 AM

Nice bowl. Congrats on the sale. Obviously the quality speaks for itself. And yes, I wondered why it wasn’t on your table.

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

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Adam Hood

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#5 posted 08-21-2011 10:47 PM

Alister, our Cedar is the same. It’s cuts like butter but don’t bump it against anything or it will dent.

Ron, I wasn’t going to miss the sale just to get a pic on my She liked that it was hand made and how it was so shinny. I really took my time on the finish on here.

-- Adam ~ ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#6 posted 08-22-2011 08:47 PM

Very nice.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Adam Hood

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#7 posted 08-23-2011 04:33 AM

Thanks Terry

-- Adam ~ ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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