Oblong Wooden Bowl, or trencher?

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Project by Bagtown posted 672 days ago 1443 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this started out as a 2.25” thick slab of black cherry.
I cut the rough shape out with the band saw and then it was all chisels and gouges from start to finish.
This was a very enjoyable project and really improved my sharpening skills as I went.
Measures about 22” long and 8” wide at the middle.
This is an anniversary present for my son and daughter-in-law.
For a finish I melted some beeswax and grape seed oil together and they cooled into a paste like consistency that I rubbed into the wood with an old clean wool sock.
I really like the look of the hand tool marks and decided not to sand it to death and remove them.

Comments are welcome.

Thanks for looking,

Mike aka Bagtown.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#1 posted 672 days ago

Nice piece well done. I like the tool marks also.

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#2 posted 672 days ago

A beautiful rustic looking piece. Sure to be treasured for a long time. Nice job & sentiment.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 672 days ago

Mike I can just see big salad sitting right in the middle. Nice work! That was a lot of work.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 672 days ago

Thanks guys, it was a lot of time but really nice to be able to hear the radio while I work.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#5 posted 672 days ago

Needs chips! (Potato not wood)

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#6 posted 672 days ago

Looks great Mike. sniff….sniff and smells like honey, grapes, and a touch of scotch…..

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#7 posted 672 days ago

DY – you should see how deep my shop floor is in cherry chips.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#8 posted 672 days ago

yep Marty, that’s exactly what it smells like :)

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#9 posted 672 days ago

Very cool Mike – the rustic look is just right…..great gift.

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#10 posted 671 days ago

Nice… and that beeswax makes it smell good!

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#11 posted 671 days ago

Fresh looking bowl.
Raw and unedited.

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