Small bowl (4 inches) from dunnage

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Project by PASs posted 01-09-2013 05:30 AM 1509 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yep, yet another bowl design from the dunnage pile.
I made a lager “inverted” bowl a couple weeks before Christmas and thought I’d try it out on a smaller scale.
Indian dontknow wood, sanded to 320 grit, one coat of 2# shellac buffed off while wet, then about 3 or 4 applications of superglue on the outside for that shiny finish.

Gotta figure out how to get the superglue to dry smoother….got some ridges on it.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#1 posted 01-09-2013 11:01 AM

Your getting a good run out of this dunnage Pete, like the shiny finish in pic 2.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 01-09-2013 01:38 PM

Another good one Pete. This kit I think would do a very awesome job, wet-sanding. I put a small bowl with a little water below the pen (bowl in your case), and go thru the grits. I’m sure it would do the CA finish justice. I need to do more practice with this method also, seeing how the CA would be a very durable coating.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 01-09-2013 03:19 PM

Free wood is my favorite wood I love to recycle timber great job turning it Pete

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#4 posted 01-09-2013 10:11 PM

You’re really lucky to get some of the world’s finest Indian dontknow. This is a really beautiful bowl (I sure wish I had a chunk of that wood). Micromesh works great; it also helps if the CA is fresh. Thanks for sharing and keep on posting.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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