East indian Rosewood bowls

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Project by Darell posted 798 days ago 1210 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a chance to pick up a couple of hunks of East Indian Rosewood awhile back. The first 3 pics are of a bowl made from a large chunk. It’s 9 1/4” x 4”. I managed to get the wall thickness down to just over an eighth of an inch. That’s pretty thin for me. The second bowl is 1 1/4” x 4 1/8”. It was made form the smallest piece of another chunk that was cored out into 3 bowls. This blank had a hole in it from the screw chuck so I used a new penny on the bottom and a small mirror inside the bottom of the bowl to hid the hole. Thie wood in these bowls has some absolutely gorgeous grain and color to it. My wife laid claim to the larger bowl so ti will stay here at home. The smaller bowl may be a raffle item at our club meeting tonight.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#1 posted 798 days ago

Beautiful wood!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 798 days ago

what a clever way to work around an error. It looks really great!

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#3 posted 798 days ago

A couple of beautiful pieces of timber Darell, must admit I’m not a huge fan of going too thin on a “utility” piece to me they should have a bit of guts to them to stand every day use, having said that these would be a great Show pieces for competition.
Very nice shape to both, well done :))

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

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#4 posted 798 days ago


-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#5 posted 797 days ago

That is some beautiful wood. Great job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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