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Project by Bearpie posted 01-12-2013 at 02:31 AM 3446 views 3 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Something weird happened to me as I was turning this Rosewood crotch into a bowl! I had shaped and sanded the outside of the bowl before starting on the inside part as I usually do. Then I flip it around and start on the inside, stopping every now and then to check progress and sharpen my turning chisel. When I had about 1/4” more to go before I would be satisfied with the thickness, I stopped to check progress and busted out laughing! I decided to save the image and just smooth out the inside and finish taking the thickness down from the outside instead! What was I laughing about? Simply look at picture #2. Nothing more needs to be said!

Bowl is Rosewood 12” in Diameter 1 1/2” high finished with Tung oil and buffed. The black markings on the sapwood is caused by Powder Post Beetles that had infested the tree and caused it to be cut down.

Of course comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 at 02:36 AM

“How they hangin” Erwin,
guess thats the drift with this one, or is it just me :: )))))
now that’s a beautie for the records, bet ya keep it lol

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 01-12-2013 at 02:38 AM

I like it myself if thats what you want to hear think its just darn pretty happy happy happy

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#3 posted 01-12-2013 at 02:39 AM

A really gorgeous piece of crotchwood Bearpie. Impressive turning.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 01-12-2013 at 03:10 AM

Well you knew it was crotch wood from the start :)

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#5 posted 01-12-2013 at 03:33 AM

Be sure the platter gets hung well now…to cool thank you for the laugh…

-- Cosmicturner

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#6 posted 01-12-2013 at 03:34 AM

Wow this is amazing.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-12-2013 at 03:44 AM

Be sure to polish your wood good now.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#8 posted 01-12-2013 at 04:07 AM

You could always use it to hold your big marbles collection.

-- Lacy Lane Studio

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#9 posted 01-12-2013 at 04:13 AM

Yup, gives a whole new meaning to it being a crotch piece ! Pretty cool piece even without the built in Rorschach Test.

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

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#10 posted 01-12-2013 at 06:28 AM

Beautiful piece. The only problem is “Once it seen, it can not be unseen.” Still, amazing turning.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#11 posted 01-12-2013 at 06:54 AM

That is a very happy…...uh nice ball…..sorry, bowl.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#12 posted 01-12-2013 at 09:32 AM

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#13 posted 01-12-2013 at 11:41 AM

ya never know whats hiding inside till ya open it up.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 01-12-2013 at 11:50 AM

12”...really? It looks like that is a 6” bowl Max!

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#15 posted 01-12-2013 at 01:18 PM

It’s all a matter of perspective huh? Like I have always said the wood will tell you what it wants to be.

Good job.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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