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Turned and Carved Alaskan Birch Bowl

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Project by Stonekettle posted 853 days ago 1319 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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Lidiya Blaznina

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#1 posted 853 days ago

Beautiful work !!!

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#2 posted 852 days ago

always love to see your posts.

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

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#3 posted 852 days ago

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

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#4 posted 852 days ago

Now that bowl has character! Great job!

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 852 days ago

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 852 days ago

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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NaFianna

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#7 posted 850 days ago

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 850 days ago

a one of a kind for sure.

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#9 posted 844 days ago

great!!!

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