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Natural edge box elder

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 03-20-2012 10:53 PM 1028 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Natural edge box elder bowl turned from freshly cut storm damaged tree. Bowl is 15 inches in diameter, 7 1/2 inches tall and 3/16” wall thickness. Finish is many coats of mimwax gloss wipe on poly. I turned the piece all the way to the final thickness two days after it was cut down. By turning it thin, letting it spin on the lathe and using a high pressure air hose the piece was practically dry when I took it off of the lathe. Let it sit for a week in the shop and then put finish on it. The red streaks in the box elder will fade as they are exposed to UV light. I had enough of this wook to also turn a tall natural edge vase and a mini top hat.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.





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Karson

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#1 posted 03-20-2012 11:15 PM

Jeff: A great looking bowl. Nice job.

I wondered about the red streaks and if they were the same after time.

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

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#2 posted 03-20-2012 11:53 PM

Very nicely done! You kept that bark on well. Did it move a lot, as you turned the outer edges green? That seems like a big one at 15”. I’m envious! Gotta’ try this one day. Nice work.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 03-21-2012 01:25 AM

Very nicely done. Hoping my tree service people get some box elder trees for me. I think it’s beautiful.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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stefang

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 12:27 PM

Another wonderful natural edge bowl. You are really good at these Jeff! It’s all about the shape, and yours are just right. Great work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 03-22-2012 01:18 PM

Very Nice! Trying not to covet!

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#6 posted 03-23-2012 02:34 AM

Nice bowl great color, I love that Box Elder

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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