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Project by WoodArtbyJR posted 1021 days ago 1187 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted in a while so here is one I just finished yesterday. This is the first piece that I was able to use my new Easy Tool Rougher and Finisher on. WOW, what a joy to use them both on the bowl. Those are the only tools used on this bowl. Nothing fancy just one BEAUTIFUL piece of wood. For you locals, I got this piece from Steve The Board Hoarder in Kirkland WA. I finished it with walnut oil and will polish it with the One Way polishing system to give it a little wax to help seal it. You can follow my creations and activities on FB at WoodArt by JR. If you do follow me on FB, PLEASE like my page.
Question, comments or thoughts always welcome.
Thank you for looking

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington





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woodtickgreg

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#1 posted 1021 days ago

awesome looking burl ! I just got the rougher and it is fantastic, if the finisher is as good I gotta have one :)

-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com

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JL7

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#2 posted 1021 days ago

Very nice Jim! That’s IS one beautiful chuck of maple….....Nice job on the turning as well. So do you sell these as well?

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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SPalm

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#3 posted 1021 days ago

Man, that is beautiful.
How big is it? Not that it matters that much from the pictures.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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McLeanVA

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#4 posted 1021 days ago

I said it on Facebook and I’ll say it again “That is gorgeous, Jim.”

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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peteg

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#5 posted 1021 days ago

You’r just gotta love that burl. well done

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

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robert triplett

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#6 posted 1021 days ago

Beautiful wood and a nice shape. I knew there was a good reason for ‘watching’ your posts. Well done.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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WoodArtbyJR

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#7 posted 1021 days ago

Steve, the size is 5.5” high and 7.750” in dia. Yes I sell these. My items are in a local Art Gallery and I will add this one to my 20+ LVDTs, bowls, cribbage boards, trivets, wine bottle stoppers and my world famous corkies. Corkies are little reigndeer and horses made from used wine corks. They sell very well at Christmas time as a tree decoration. I’d post one but they aren’t made of wood. Go to my FB page and I’ll post one there. Woodtick, you won’t be sorry with the easy finisher. GREAT TOOL….......

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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Blake Thornton

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#8 posted 1021 days ago

the shape is very pleasing.

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Transition

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#9 posted 1020 days ago

Very nice! Nice form. Nice burl.

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

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ChrisCrafts

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#10 posted 1020 days ago

Wonderful looking Bowl! I am glad to hear you like the “Easy” tools. I have been wanting to try one for quite some time now. I have such a tough time getting into deeper bowls with my gouges.

-- Chris, Washington The State! http://www.chris-crafts.com

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murch

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#11 posted 1020 days ago

That wood looks fabulous. A beautiful bowl.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Loucarb

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#12 posted 1020 days ago

Gorgeous burl and great form. Well done.

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 1015 days ago

A fantastic burl bowl. You lucked out with that wood. The turning is wonderful also. Must be those tools are as nice as you say they were. Keep on turning, mike.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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