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Project by Chris posted 02-15-2013 07:45 AM 758 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Red oak bowl

” 6 1/2 by ” 3 1/4 deep it is finished with walnut oil… sanded up up to 400 gt. and it is a little on the heavy side cause it was intended to be used as a candy dish and wanted it to with stand some abuse…lol Still working on my forms. Bottom finished off but not great but it isn’t bad either.

Any input good or bad always welcome. so let em rip thanks for stopping by.

-- Chris ~ Central Michigan





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orchid

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#1 posted 02-15-2013 09:27 AM

I do love the grain patterning and the beautful scar.

-- Les, Toowoomba

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 02-15-2013 11:05 AM

Good looking piece

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Tom Godfrey

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#3 posted 02-15-2013 11:56 AM

See nothing wrong with it. I too work with a lot of oak.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 02-15-2013 01:26 PM

That bowl is beautiful and I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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ldl

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#5 posted 02-15-2013 01:46 PM

Beautiful bowl. Like the turned out rim.

Can’t tell if you did by the pic but the only thing diff I would do is turn a shallow concave in bottom and leave a small rim around the edge to sit on.

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

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nonickswood

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#6 posted 02-15-2013 01:57 PM

Very Nice, that rim really sets this piece Off!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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Chris

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#7 posted 02-15-2013 04:09 PM

well I turn close to every day now so i’m kind of hooked …. yes the rim was still on the heavy side and you can see a knot on the inside and a exclusion on the out side well it is a small crack I did not want to fill cause it looked
to set the piece off. In my mind it became the center point of the piece. Now I just need to wait for more to dry.

-- Chris ~ Central Michigan

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TerryDowning

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#8 posted 02-15-2013 04:21 PM

The inclusion is nice and they can be challenging to work with/around. Nice Job. A heavy candy dish is NOT a bad thing.

I would add a “foot” to the bottom to set off the bowl itself. Nice job.

-- - Terry

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Chris

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#9 posted 02-15-2013 04:43 PM

I did dish out the bottom as well but as you can see the tail stock ring I would have liked a whisper deeper. Now if I took a straight edge while taking the picture you would see that it is dished our just not deep and after I take some sand paper to the bottom of the edge on a flat surface like a table saw and do a few laps to the bottom for a 1/4 edge. Just what I been doing. Down the road i might change the way I do the bottom up a bit.
Also bottom gets sanded like the rest of the bowl and sealed as well.

-- Chris ~ Central Michigan

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MonteCristo

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#10 posted 02-15-2013 05:12 PM

I like it ! The shape is very pleasing, and the ray fleck adds a nice touch. I haven’t thought of oak as a turning wood; maybe I should !

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

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Chris

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#11 posted 02-15-2013 06:00 PM

Yeah If you turn green oak clean your tools right after your done coring them out!!!

-- Chris ~ Central Michigan

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