Turned and Carved Alaskan Birch Bowl

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Project by Stonekettle posted 12-19-2011 08:23 AM 2189 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece of Alaskan birch heartwood. Turned green to rough, allowed to dry for 18 months and then turned to finish. Then carved and shaped using both power and hand carving tools. Buffed using hard felt wheels to close the grain and and give it a more organic, weathered appearance. Finished in simple walnut oil It’s about 14” across at the shoulder.

-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station

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#1 posted 12-19-2011 09:10 AM

Beautiful work !!!


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#2 posted 12-19-2011 04:22 PM

always love to see your posts.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#3 posted 12-19-2011 04:40 PM

Very nice!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-19-2011 05:00 PM

Now that bowl has character! Great job!

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 12-19-2011 05:58 PM

beautiful bowl. The carving brings ouit the most in the wood. All of your other posts are equally good. Thanks.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 12-20-2011 02:04 AM

What a beautiful and interesting piece…......very cool…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 12-22-2011 12:55 AM

Something vaguely alien about this – like some sort of artifact from another galaxy. I love it – it is very beautiful and I bet it feels great too.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#8 posted 12-22-2011 01:56 AM

a one of a kind for sure.

-- Custom furniture

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