Bubinga Bowl

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Project by Chris posted 03-09-2008 03:24 AM 1390 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having never worked with Bubinga I decided to give it a go and to try my hand at adding artistic elements to my turnings. This bowl is approx 7” x 4”...

Let me know what you think. I am always looking for constructive criticism…


-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 03-09-2008 03:40 AM

I don’t do any turning… but I can say I think this is very nice. What type of finish did you use?

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#2 posted 03-09-2008 04:00 AM

Great peice, love the curve on the outside, and the inlay of bubinga, very nice.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#3 posted 03-09-2008 04:08 AM


As usual you did an excellent job on this bowl. Was the bubinga any different to work with?

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-09-2008 04:09 AM

That’s a great looking bowl! What finish did you use?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 03-09-2008 04:47 AM

I think the bowl looks great.

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#6 posted 03-09-2008 04:52 AM

wow great bowl. i love the look of bubinga and the finish really brings out its natural beauty.

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#7 posted 03-09-2008 05:07 AM

The Bubinga was great to work with if a little brittle. I would watch how thin you get the material.

Gary & Junior,
I used Waterlox High gloss. I wet sanded the first two coats, then hand rubbed a third.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 03-09-2008 05:10 AM

Chris that is a beautiful bowl. I really like the bubinga and your finish is outstanding. Good job

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 03-09-2008 06:02 AM

nice looking bowl. I like the shape and finish, good work.

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#10 posted 03-09-2008 06:09 AM

nice looking bowl,bubinga is becoming one of my favorite woods

-- Bill in Mich

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#11 posted 06-24-2008 04:26 AM

wow , that is sooo perfect : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 06-24-2008 05:06 AM

Beautiful bowl!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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