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Project by joey bealis posted 09-04-2011 02:49 PM 1492 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second bowl i have finished. It is from the same elm tree as my last project. The bowl is about 8×5. I left the edge natural after drying and burned it and the inside of the bowl to make the grain pop. The outside of the bowl has a slight yellow dye on it. I have also learned that i need to be able to take better pictures. I will study up on it. Thanks.

-- http://reclaimedbuilding.blogspot.com/





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rmoore

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#1 posted 09-04-2011 03:26 PM

I love the effect from burning. Looks nice. How thin is it?

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

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treefrogdog

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#2 posted 09-04-2011 03:54 PM

Looks great! What kind of finish did you use on it?

-- Josh, Mesa Arizona http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000741453388

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joey bealis

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#3 posted 09-04-2011 04:16 PM

It’s about 1/8” at the top down to about 1/2” at the bottom. The finish is lacquer base with linseed oil polish.

-- http://reclaimedbuilding.blogspot.com/

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Transition

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#4 posted 09-04-2011 11:24 PM

I was just telling someone that I wanted to turn a bowl and then burn it. They ask why I would go through all the effort of turning just to burn the wood. I’ll have to show them your pics! Nice!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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#5 posted 09-04-2011 11:56 PM

Nice one Joey, it’s great to have a play now n then :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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shimmy

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#6 posted 09-05-2011 07:40 AM

That’s gorgeous. Burning a piece is a nice touch. Did you burn as in pyrography (sp) or as in a plumbers torch?
I’ve used a torch before.

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joey bealis

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#7 posted 09-05-2011 02:32 PM

Plumbers torch. The rim actually caught on fire for a few seconds but it does not take long for the grain to turn black in the bowl. It also reminded me that i need to get a fire extinguisher for the shop and also add my shop to my insurance. Might up my fire protection while im at it.

-- http://reclaimedbuilding.blogspot.com/

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Transition

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#8 posted 09-07-2011 02:27 AM

I have a fire extinguisher, but I also keep a bucket of water. The water is generally useful. I can just picture the conversation with your agent: “What do you do in the shop?” “I create lots of sawdust and when I’m finished, I set wood on fire…”

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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dirtylantz

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#9 posted 02-09-2012 04:09 PM

Awesome. A buddy and i were just talking the other day about what the effects of burning the wood would be on a project. Apparently it has great results.

-- "If one man can do it, another man can"

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joey bealis

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#10 posted 02-09-2012 04:14 PM

Oh burning is great in moderation. I have 4 or 5 torches sitting around the shop and I use them a lot. Just remember to have a way to put a fire out. I have also taken a piece and thrown it in a fire and rolled it around for a few seconds.

-- http://reclaimedbuilding.blogspot.com/

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