Crotch bowl from firewood

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Project by PASs posted 06-01-2012 02:48 AM 1619 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A bowl I made from a crotch in the firewood pile.
The raw edge is not from fire, it is the natural weathering of the wood over the past 5 or 6 years in the woodpile.
Finish is boiled linseed oil.
Additional photos available at

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-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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Nate Meadows

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 03:08 AM

I love your photo series. You were very detailed through the whole thing. That is amazing and awesome.

Now about the firewood…sweet…way to think outside of the box. I applaud your creativity.

Very Respectfully,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 06:29 AM

Nice job. It looks like it was dusty work!

Hope those jubilee clip’s don’t slip off the tool rest.

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

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 10:14 AM

Nice work Pete Turned Out! very Nice

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#4 posted 06-01-2012 10:56 AM

very nice i love theses kind of bowls


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#5 posted 06-01-2012 11:40 AM

Wow! Super nice Pete. Very unique. I’m sure you spent a bit o time back n forth to the grinder for sharpening while doin this. Again, very awesome!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 06-01-2012 01:38 PM

Murch, I don’t have the budget to buy a fancy tool rest, and the old craftsman was getting pretty banged up. So one day I was cleaning around the shop and the idea of the conduit popped in my head. I did grind the bottom of the tool rest with a slight negative slope to keep the clamps from sliding off. And I found a cheap peice of round steel stock at home depot that’s about 36 inches long….I’ll be mounting that between two tool rest holders for doing spindle turning..

Roger, I made a set of coffee table legs on commission a few weeks back and used to procedes to get a Wolverine sharpening system. The grinder is just behind where I stand at the lathe, so sharpening is a matter of turning around!
And I’ll admit, as a hobbyist turner who has always been sharpening challenged, that system has more than paid for itself in time and frustration saved.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#7 posted 06-01-2012 09:21 PM

You’ve turned an old piece of firewood into quite an unique and interesting bowl, It looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 06-02-2012 10:05 PM

Pic # 6 says it all for me Pete as it shows the real stroy of converting a piece of firewood scrap into a saleable piece, very well done

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

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#9 posted 06-17-2012 12:55 AM

I just love this – it is so lovely – I would buy it in a heart beat – you are talented is seeing possibilities – you are very creative.

-- Terina C

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