Oblong Wooden Bowl, or trencher?

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Project by Bagtown posted 09-10-2012 12:51 AM 1902 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 09-10-2012 12:59 AM

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

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#2 posted 09-10-2012 01:00 AM

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 procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 09-10-2012 01:16 AM

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 09-10-2012 01:26 AM

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 09-10-2012 01:28 AM

Needs chips! (Potato not wood)

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#6 posted 09-10-2012 01:30 AM

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

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#7 posted 09-10-2012 01:30 AM

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

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#8 posted 09-10-2012 01:31 AM

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

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#9 posted 09-10-2012 02:29 AM

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

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#10 posted 09-10-2012 10:32 AM

Nice… and that beeswax makes it smell good!

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#11 posted 09-10-2012 06:25 PM

Fresh looking bowl.
Raw and unedited.

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