Carved Juniper bowl

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Project by junipercanyon posted 05-16-2012 02:57 PM 2296 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started with a half round piece of juniper pulled from my Grandpas fire wood pile. I used my chainsaw and angle grinder with a round chainsaw attachment for the rough shape…then moved to 40 and 60grit flap wheel grinder, 80-120-220grit with the orbital sander, 320-400-600grit hand sanding, and finally finishing with 4 coats of Tung Oil buffing it down with steel wool between each coat. The blue/green lines are all hand crushed stone inlayed in natural cracks and also random lines that I added with a dremmel tool. You can find some in progress pics at the link below. Thanks for looking

Special thanks to the inspiration I found from lumberjock Scott Shangraws projects. (

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#1 posted 05-16-2012 03:19 PM

Looks very nice, good job!

-- - Martin

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#2 posted 05-16-2012 03:43 PM

Nice, for sure!! Did you use CA glue for the inlay? Thanks for posting.


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#3 posted 05-16-2012 03:52 PM

Yes,...though it was recommended to me to try epoxy for my next one so I am going to give that a try. The CA glue works good, but sometimes will leave a “stain” that irritates me. I’m not sure what epoxy to try, there were a lot of options to pick from on the hardware store shelf….any suggestions out there???

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#4 posted 05-16-2012 05:55 PM

very appealing

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#5 posted 05-16-2012 05:56 PM

very impressed on how thin you were able to carve this out….very nice.

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 05-16-2012 11:18 PM

You did an excellent job on this. From the bowl/carving itself to the inlay! Very very nice.

Check out for a bunch of different stone/epoxies and also is also very good. Hope these help.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 05-17-2012 07:55 AM

Realy cool natural shape

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 05-18-2012 02:23 AM

This is a great looking piece, I would expect this to be found in aa museum, well done.

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

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#9 posted 05-18-2012 06:33 PM

beautiful work

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#10 posted 12-15-2012 02:09 AM

Excellent piece, the inlay contrasts wonderfully with the tone of the wood. As far as epoxy goes, and all adhesives for that matter, my only recommendation is to try not to get too specialized. Something intended for general application, like Bondo epoxy for glass fiber, might be god.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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