Maple Salad bowl

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 12-08-2012 02:42 AM 951 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This maple salad bowl was turned from a nasty dry piece of maple that I scavenged. I was pleasantly surprised to see what was “hidden” inside the block of wood. A lot of figure with waterfall effect throughout the piece. Bowl is 12 inches in diameter and 5 1/2 inches deep. This has two coats of sanding sealer followed by three coats of varnish and then buffed with Mimwax paste wax.

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#1 posted 12-08-2012 03:08 AM

The beauty of wood cannot be beat.

Great selection for you and your lathe.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-08-2012 03:51 AM

Very beautiful wood. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-08-2012 03:57 AM

Beautiful bowl.

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#4 posted 12-08-2012 04:33 AM

Gorgeous bowl Jeff, lovely color.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#5 posted 12-08-2012 04:42 AM

The figure is pretty awesome ! Nice turning : )

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#6 posted 12-08-2012 10:16 AM

Great piece of work.

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#7 posted 12-08-2012 10:57 AM

Thanks for sharing your beautiful bowl. The grain and luster of maple is why I like working with it so much.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#8 posted 12-08-2012 02:51 PM

wow, that is a huge bowl..enjoy using it, it’s a beauty

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