Maple Bowl

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Project by javaboy posted 07-24-2012 04:02 AM 1678 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 08:16 AM

Varnish perhaps ?

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#2 posted 07-24-2012 09:56 AM

great work, well done.

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#3 posted 07-24-2012 12:19 PM

Nice bowl.


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

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#4 posted 07-24-2012 01:44 PM

Cool design ,well done.

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#5 posted 07-24-2012 04:35 PM

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


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#6 posted 07-25-2012 12:58 AM

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 07-25-2012 01:36 AM

Thank you amateur!

Would love to see your bowls too.


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#8 posted 07-25-2012 02:17 AM

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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