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African Zebrawood Bowl

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Project by TedM posted 06-05-2008 02:21 AM 1751 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a small bowl I did recently. It is made out of African Zebrawood and is about 5” in diameter at the top and tapers to about 3”. It is finished with Shellawax. Gotta love the Zebrawood! :)

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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 06-05-2008 03:18 AM

Good looking bowl, these are my speed, They are fun and easy to make. Well done.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 06-05-2008 04:21 AM

Gorgeous wood. Nice bowl!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 06-05-2008 04:50 AM

BEAUTIFUL GRAIN AND NICELY SHAPED BOWL !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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lew

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#4 posted 06-05-2008 05:04 AM

Now that’s one sweet bowl!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 06-05-2008 05:05 AM

That’s a nice looking bowl!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 06-05-2008 05:56 AM

gotta luv it for sure!!! great job!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 06-05-2008 01:49 PM

I love that wood even though I have never used it myself. It is really beautiful. You did a great job on the design.

-- JJohn

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Jimthecarver

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#8 posted 06-05-2008 04:37 PM

Very nice job….I love the look of Zebra.
Hows the edge on your tools after turning Zebra? I found it to be brutal on my carving knives.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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trifern

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#9 posted 06-06-2008 04:03 AM

That is a beautiful bowl with gorgeous grain. How was the zebrawood to turn? Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 06-06-2008 06:25 AM

I love the grain….you did a great job.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#11 posted 06-06-2008 01:57 PM

Beat bowl Ted.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 06-06-2008 03:34 PM

Ted this is a beautiful bowl.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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TedM

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#13 posted 06-07-2008 08:39 PM

Thanks for all the kind words! It’s what keeps me going! :)

Jim, I didn’t notice any wear and tear that was abnormal. In fact, it seemed quite ‘soft’.

Trifern, I found it quite enjoyable to turn. Nothing out of the ordinary.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Chris

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#14 posted 07-06-2008 04:34 AM

Beautiful piece there Ted… I have yet to try Zebrawood…. I have heard that the smell is something else :)

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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TedM

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#15 posted 07-06-2008 12:21 PM

I have turned a couple of pieces out of Zebrawood but never noticed anything peculiar with the smell. I ‘ll have to keep this in mind the next time… oh yes, there’ll be a next time :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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