Variations on a Maple theme

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Project by Ken Waller posted 02-05-2012 04:36 AM 1247 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted a project. Here are three bowls each made from a 8”-dia x 2” piece of figured maple. The first is a more standard bowl, the second has a wider rim and the third has a very wide rim and thick walls to show off the figure in the wood. On the 3rd bowl, the black line is a groove blackened by holding a piece of Formica sample in the groove until the friction heat chars the woo0d. All pieces were sanded to 2000 grit, had 3 coats of tung oil applied and were buffed with the Beall system.

-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario

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#1 posted 02-05-2012 04:39 AM

They are all very nice : )

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

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 04:40 AM

Beautiful, work like this makes me forget these bowls were just a tree at one time.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 04:44 AM

They all looks fantastic super wood and great turnings.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-05-2012 06:37 AM

3 lovely pieces Ken, good to see you back, I do like the one in pic 5, shows the timber beautifully :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 02:11 PM

Lovely work. Same as Pete – I like the one in pic 5 the best.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#6 posted 02-05-2012 03:01 PM

All beautiful!

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#7 posted 02-05-2012 03:49 PM

Hi Ken all look great. Wondered what happened to you, probably to much work like me working 6 days a week
for last 7 months turning suffering. Bills have to be paid. Regards Roger

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#8 posted 02-05-2012 04:22 PM

Beautiful Ken. Some great turnings.

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

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#9 posted 02-05-2012 04:59 PM

The figure show up very nice and the finish is great, nice work.

-- Tom D

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