Shimmy-Shimmy-Shake-Shake-Shake bowl

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Project by rustfever posted 01-25-2012 03:34 AM 1068 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day I found a chuck of dry Claro Walnut laying behind a pile of lumber. I decided to turn it to see what it had in it. It did not impress me during the turning. Ho-Hum…. however when applying the 4 coats of wipe-on poly, it came alive. My wife said ‘That is sure Shimery’ Then a monemnt later, she said ‘Wow, Shimmy-Shimmy-Shake-Shake-Shake’.
[A song from some long ago period in our life]

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 03:43 AM

That’s a beautiful bowl ,amazing wood. good job Ira.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-25-2012 04:18 AM

Ira: A beautiful bowl. Nice salvage.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 01-25-2012 04:41 AM

Not much of a salvage. My secretary saw it, fell in love with it, batted her eyes, I melted and said ‘I made it for you’
Great gal, alway like to make something for her! Her husband sometimes helps me around the shop. So I am always a bit of a push over.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 02:10 AM

iRA…wow…that wood is amazing!! I love how it glistens…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 01-26-2012 06:30 AM

You know how much I LOVE that Claro Walnut….... the grain is beautiful…....the bowl is beautiful !!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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