3 bowls at a time.

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Project by Mark posted 01-27-2013 07:30 PM 1783 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I loaded a fresh cut Norfolk Island Pine log on a lathe and it was aprox 24” long. Instead of parting of the two end sections from the bowl that I wanted in the middle, I decided to rough out three bowls at a time. NIP branches (turned endgrain) make for a nice pattern in the interior of the bowl. I now need to let the bowls spalt by putting them in a black trash bag for about a 20-30 days. I will then put CA glue on the branch knots (to keep them from cracking) and then put them in a brown paper bag to dry for a few months, after which I will return then down to 3/8 or 1/4” thickness.

This is my first post. Mark
Comments or Questions are welcome

-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 10:12 PM

great looking bowls,when your done what are you gonna finish them with?

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 11:18 PM

Thanks for the welcome to LumberJocks. I will probably use tung oil as a finish on them as I believe it soaks into the norfolk pine and adds some strenghth to it. The one with the knots in it I will re-turn fairly thin as it will be more an art form than a functional bowl. I have also used OB Shine on Norfolk Island pine with good luck.

I started woodturning last year and fell in love with it. Have access to alot of nice wood in central floridia in the winter time (rosewood, campher and NIP) and get lots of nice stuff in the summer in Michigan while I am grinding stumps for tree cutters.

-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 12:34 AM

Welcome! I’m looking forward to seeing the results.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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