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Project by Adam Hood posted 948 days ago 864 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this piece of Ambrosia from a fellow lumber jock friend from Tennessee. I have gotten wood from him before and always love the wood when I get it in the mail and can’t wait to start making shavings.

I told him I would get this on here as soon as I got it finished. Well here it is. I sanded it to 220 then put water on it to raise the grain. Sanded with 220 and wet it again. Sanded to 320 and again with the water then back to the 320. I found out that it seals the fibers and pores in the wood and makes it shine before you even begin to put a finish on it. Makes for a higher shine when finished.

Have been trying new finishes and tried spar urethane. It took me 5 days to put the finish on this bowl. Spray on urethane on outside in the morning. That afternoon flip it over and spray on the inside. Do that for 4 coats with a scuff sanding in between coats with a wore out 320 or fine steel wool. After final coat is dry, scuff sand and buff with Tripoli, white crystaline, then carnauba wax.

The bowls measurements are 5”x3”. Comments and feedback are welcomed and thanks Ron for the wood. Did you get my email Ron?

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl





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Roger

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#1 posted 948 days ago

that’s a beauty

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Adam Hood

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#2 posted 948 days ago

Thanjs Roger. It sure does have a lot going on.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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Reaper621

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#3 posted 948 days ago

Unbelievable piece of wood. Looks wonderful. I’m jealous.

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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Adam Hood

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#4 posted 948 days ago

Thanks Reaper

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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sedcokid

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#5 posted 948 days ago

Gorgeous Bowl!! Love the wood too!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 948 days ago

wuw eee that’s a spectacular bowl and dazzling wood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Adam Hood

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#7 posted 947 days ago

Thanks Chuck and Jim.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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deon

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#8 posted 947 days ago

Great choice of wood. Well done!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 947 days ago

Thanks Deon

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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