Box Elder Bowl

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Project by cosmicturner posted 01-08-2013 04:54 PM 918 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

4×8” Boxelder bowl my favorite wood to turn and finish, many coats of oil built up to a gloss finsh…I found a few chunks of this wood at the curb from storm damage there was another guy there grabbing the wood to burn I tried to reason with him but he drove off with some really nice burl…

-- Cosmicturner

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 05:39 PM

Nice bowl and nice wood. What a shame that guy didn’t know the value of his ‘firewood’.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 08:12 PM

Nice piece ! It’s a pity some people only see it as firewood . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 08:59 PM

Beautiful job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 01-08-2013 09:01 PM

I thought it’s a stone at first look! Very flashy! That’s coming along nicely.

-- "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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#5 posted 01-09-2013 02:35 PM

Very neat bowl! Love the way you turned those firewood on something really beautiful.


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#6 posted 01-10-2013 04:25 AM

Really like your bowl. I am am becoming a box elder fan. Any hints on recognizing the tree or limbs so I can be on the look out for it?

-- socrbent Ohio

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#7 posted 01-12-2013 03:22 AM

Hi socbret…it should be all over your area it grows crooked in clumps most people dislike it…it even has it’s own bug named after it so it get rotton and falls over…sawmill guys don’t like it is to bent and full of bugs and stress much like me so it is great for wood turning I added a couple new pic of the raw wood for you….

-- Cosmicturner

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