hard and sap wood bowls

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Project by branch posted 02-04-2013 08:22 PM 1169 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi 5 little bowls i turned out of hard wood and sap wood i got the wood on sale .there was no sicker on it so do not know what kind the wood is and the sale lady had no idea so i got it for 10 euro it was 33 inches long by 6 inches wade by 3 deep it was cheep but i would not work with it every again it give me a terrible rash the itch was driving me mad for 3 days had to go to they doctor he give me a injection and some cream i payed the dock 60 euro so it worked out a very excessive piece of timber lesson learned …..

the 5 3/4 by 3 inches
finished with 5 coats of tung owl


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#1 posted 02-04-2013 10:02 PM

Nice bowls like the heart wood sap wood effect to bad you got the itch from them…my guess is Cocobolo wood I have read of people have reactions to it…hope you feel better soon

-- Cosmicturner

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#2 posted 02-04-2013 10:08 PM

Great looking bowl Branch, well turned and lovely finish. Sorry to hear about the rash and hope the cure works for you, has made them expensive bowls.

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

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 03:50 PM

Nice grain diff on these bowls. Makes an interesting turn. Your next project should be a back scratcher. Haaa Haaa

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

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 04:06 PM

They are vry sweet and beautiful!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 02-05-2013 11:31 PM

Sorry to read about your bad experence with that Timber Branch, there is some nasty varieties out there.
Nice job all the same. :)

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

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#6 posted 02-06-2013 12:06 AM

hi thanks for all your concerns and comments it was a week ago that i had the rash it s all cleared up now as good a new i am back in the shop making a few back scrapers taking ldl advice never know when one might need one haaaaa haaaaaa

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