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Project by javaboy posted 07-23-2012 at 09:02 PM 1088 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made for someone who wanted a non-traditional serving bowl. I used a large hunk of maple that had been kicking around the shop forever. Because it was going to come into contact with food, I couldn’t use my typical Danish oil and wax finish. Instead, it was finished with multiple coats of pharmacy grade mineral oil. I’m not real thrilled with the wood or the finish, but do like the shape. Hopefully someday I will revisit this idea with nicer wood and a better finish.

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#1 posted 07-24-2012 at 01:16 AM

Varnish perhaps ?

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#2 posted 07-24-2012 at 02:56 AM

great work, well done.

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#3 posted 07-24-2012 at 05:19 AM

Nice bowl.

Randy

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#4 posted 07-24-2012 at 06:44 AM

Cool design ,well done.

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#5 posted 07-24-2012 at 09:35 AM

Thanks to everyone for your compliments and suggestions for improving the finish!

Karl

-- Sow justice, reap peace

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#6 posted 07-24-2012 at 05:58 PM

I have been experimenting with odd-shaped bowls myself. I like it a lot—the wood the shape and all!

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#7 posted 07-24-2012 at 06:36 PM

Thank you amateur!

Would love to see your bowls too.

Karl

-- Sow justice, reap peace

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#8 posted 07-24-2012 at 07:17 PM

I use salad bowl finish on all my bowls. It gives it a mild shine. Of course you can buff it our to get it really shiny if that is what you are going for. As for the mineral oil, it will need to be re-applied depending on how much it is used. Love the bowl, I am always looking for new ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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