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Camphor Wood Bowl Series

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Project by RobertJ posted 872 days ago 1402 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The entire backyard smelled like camphor as I cut into these old camphor logs. Most bowls shown (and platter) are around 12” to 13” diameter and up to 7” deep. Tung oil finish over Beale buffed surface except deep V salad bowl which has a lacquer finish. I stll have several large camphor logs to attack. The colorations are wonderful (for firewood).

-- RobertJ, Southern California





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trifern

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#1 posted 872 days ago

Nice looking turnings, Robert. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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michiganmark

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#2 posted 872 days ago

is camphor wood the same as the “vicks vapor rub” smell?

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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#3 posted 872 days ago

Very good looking set of bowls

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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murch

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#4 posted 871 days ago

Lovely turnings Robert.

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

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ohwoodeye

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#5 posted 870 days ago

The 1st one is my favorite. Nice and deep….....will hold a lot of popcorn.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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interpim

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#6 posted 870 days ago

that is beautiful wood… I live in San Diego and have never seen it here. Do you know some place I would be able to pick a few chunks up at?

-- San Diego, CA

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RobertJ

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#7 posted 868 days ago

I am located in so. cal. I keep finding camphor in storage yards that some tree cutters keep (usually a backyard off the beaten path). Literally every yard has had large camphor logs. Sometimes I have to scratch the grey logs and sniff them out…the camphor smell is strong.

-- RobertJ, Southern California

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cosmicturner

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#8 posted 560 days ago

Nice bowls you make keep it up…spin on bro…may all your catches be mild

-- Cosmicturner

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