Ash trinket bowl

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Project by rilanda posted 10-31-2012 03:17 PM 938 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Ash bowl made from the remains of the board used to make the earing stands. AS you can see a very large knot occupies the majority of this piece. It is an area of very disturbed grain and would be very difficult to obtain a clean finish using a bowl gouge, but I used the tool I have made myself and the finish from that tool is absolutely amazing. No snatching, no digging in, no tearing of the fibre irrespective of grain and/or grain direction, just an absolutely beautiful tool to use. Very little time required for cleaning up and finishing. A separate base was inserted to fill the chuck centre, as you can see I place my initials on the underside along with the month/year, a habit I have practised for many years. I will post more about this tool I have made at a later date. This bowl is about 8” long, 6” wide and 1 1/4” thickness, not large by many standards but still made a small trinket bowl.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 06:22 PM

Very nice bowl. It is nice to use up all the pretty wood no mater if it has knots or not. They give it character!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Tom Godfrey

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 06:28 PM

That turned out great. Be watching and waiting to see that tool you made.
Glad to see you back after such a long break from posting.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#3 posted 11-03-2012 05:17 PM

I really like it. thanks for sharing.

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