Thin Walled Cedar Bowl

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Project by daverose posted 02-18-2012 05:08 PM 1438 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well the bark fell off in about 30 seconds but the natural shaped edge still looks pretty cool. The grain has some nice dark streaks and stuff. Managed to get the walls nice and thin though as you can see in the shots on my chandelier. This was made from a cedar log that a neighbor had from trimming his tree. I love using found wood whenever possible. Finished with linseed oil/shellac/wax which is my new favorite finish for a shiny look. Mostly because the shellac is so forgiving and easy to fix drips and runs from my crapping finishing technique. Hope you like it.

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#1 posted 02-18-2012 05:13 PM

Very cool bowl nice work.

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#2 posted 02-18-2012 06:18 PM

I love it !!! I know how it feels when the bark flies off. One thing I’ve learned is to keep a close eye on the bark as it’s turning. I stop every once in a while and check to see if it’s coming loose anywhere. If it is, I use super glue to reattach it.

-- William from the oldest town in Texas

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#3 posted 02-18-2012 06:53 PM

Pretty!! Great Work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 02-18-2012 09:02 PM

Heynow .,, Great bowl ,Looks like a German helmet when you have it on the chandelier
Nice finish.keep up the good work.

-- In His service ,Richard

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#5 posted 02-19-2012 07:01 AM

Great work!

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