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Project by TZH posted 11-20-2012 11:46 PM 1366 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Russian Olive bowl carved with angle grinder, turquoise transition between pedestal and bowl, stain is Minwax red mahogany one application followed by two coats Watco Danish Oil (Natural) and multiple coats of spray gloss spar varnish. Bowl stands about 14 inches tall and is roughly the same in the widest parts of the rim.

Thanks again to Scott Shangraw and Juniper Canyon for your inspiration. I feel like I’m getting a little better at this, but still have a very long way to go to get to your level(s).

Thanks for looking.

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-20-2012 11:50 PM

Very beautiful work! But Russian Olive is the worst smelling wood I work with. As I have said, it’s like a chain smoker with bad gas.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 11:53 PM

Yeah, when I first started working on this I was under the assumption it was black walnut. Didn’t look like it, though. When I started carving, it didn’t smell like it either. Found out much later during the process that it is russian olive. Agree it smells really, really, really bad.

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 12:32 AM

Very nice work and with a grinder! I am just getting into the “grinder” side of shaping wood and am a long way from where you are. Great job on this and the other bowl you posted too. The rope transition is a very artistic and unique idea.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 01:06 AM

well i think this is smack dab gorgeous…and a job well done…i really love this wood, and you did a great job at shaping this one…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 11-21-2012 02:55 PM

This will be listed to my “wow” list. Good job on the wood and great finish, good shaping and design.

-- "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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#6 posted 11-21-2012 04:59 PM

Uniquely charming. Tastefully done.

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