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Project by dingle posted 624 days ago 1148 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I started back in October and as you can see by the first and second pictures I got to deep on the piece and cut the bottom out, so I had a funnel. I didn’t need a funnel, so over the weekend I decided to do something with it, I considered throwing it away, but decided to glue a piece of Osage Orange on the bottom and try to turn it down. Needless to say it was difficult to get the additional piece glue on center, thus it turned very uneven. However, I was determined and ended up with a piece as seen in pictures 3, 4 and 5. I now have a bowl with a bottom.
The grain in this wood is gorgeous, I love Osage Orange. I did leave some of the exterior bark on it and where some of the bark is the bowl is not perfectly round.

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#1 posted 624 days ago

A great save well done.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 624 days ago

Nice save.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 624 days ago

That turned out great. I like those that don’t give up and you show that you are one of those.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 624 days ago

Very nice save on that bowl. It is really nice looking and no one else need to know its original state except Lumberjocks!!.................Jim

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#5 posted 624 days ago

Good save.

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#6 posted 623 days ago

Fabulous Art! You’re getting better .

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#7 posted 623 days ago

That osage orange is beautiful ! I think every turner has had something like this happen. It’s a harsh but effective way to learn ! Here's mine The bottom of the bowl was added after I cut thru the side of what was supposed to be an all alder bowl.

Now that I have a vacuum chuck, recovery would be a lot easier . . .

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#8 posted 623 days ago

Lovely bowl :)

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#9 posted 623 days ago

That’s a really nice save! The inside is really cool! Are there any tips that you can share when this happens?
Thanks for posting. Osage orange is one of my favorite as well.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#10 posted 623 days ago

Looks to me like it wanted that kind of bottom all along … and you finally cought on.
“If you listen closley the wood will speak to you”.

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#11 posted 622 days ago

Good looking bowl and sheer genius in adding the bottom.

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