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Project by Bearpie posted 03-01-2013 02:03 AM 1895 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest project was a challenge because I would have to cut into a perfectly beautiful salad bowl and if I GOOF up this beautiful bowl in picture 5 is in the burn bin! I was apprehensive about doing the first cut but once the first cut was made there was no turning back! The piercings took me all day and the sanding, I don’t even wanna talk about! Suffice to say it was done!

This Bowl is made of Rosewood. 12” D x 4” H finished with a mixture of 50% Tung Oil and 50% Danish Oil. I find that this mix works extremely well. Tung Oil, by itself, is very thick and takes forever to dry and by mixing it, it only takes a few days and takes a nice sheen when buffed.

Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL





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peteg

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#1 posted 03-01-2013 02:34 AM

It’s good to step outside your comfort zone Erwin & challenge yourself, a lovely iece of timber, looks like your oil mix works well for you. Rember the thinner you turn the less carving ;)
Well done Mate
Pete

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

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ShopTinker

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#2 posted 03-01-2013 02:35 AM

From the looks of this bowl I’d say that your comfort zone has just expanded. That bowl looks great. It looks like you were experienced at this type of woodworking. Well Done!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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MonteCristo

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#3 posted 03-01-2013 03:23 AM

A bold move but you did it ! A very handsome bowl !

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

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Bobsboxes

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#4 posted 03-01-2013 03:39 AM

A beautiful bowl, great leap.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 03-01-2013 04:37 AM

Erwin,
It appears that step was a great learning experience for you. Scary but successful!
Thanks for the tip about the finish! Great work neighbor, she’s a beauty!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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mahadevwood

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#6 posted 03-01-2013 04:51 AM

great designing bowl, thanks very much for posting

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shipwright

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#7 posted 03-01-2013 05:06 AM

Life is so much more fun out there.
Now that this is inside your zone, you’ll just have to go a little further to get the rush.

Really attractive bowl.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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WoodenFrog

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#8 posted 03-01-2013 07:13 AM

Beautiful!!!
Very Nice Bowl!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#9 posted 03-01-2013 11:33 AM

That would be out of most folks comfort zones..WOW! great job

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hairy

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#10 posted 03-01-2013 12:15 PM

Nice work! Sanding Rosewood seems like punishment to me, but it was worth the effort.

-- My reality check bounced...

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 03-01-2013 01:03 PM

Well worth the effort to try something you’re not so sure of, Erwin. Good job.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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ldl

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#12 posted 03-01-2013 01:20 PM

Great job Erwin. Looks like you have been doing this for a long time.

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

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glynn

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#13 posted 03-01-2013 02:48 PM

be bold and the forces will come to your aid ,great job

-- jim nevada

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shopmania

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#14 posted 03-01-2013 03:00 PM

That is AWESOME! The bowl was beautiful to begin with in pic 5, but you definitely improved it! I can certainly understand your hesitation, but it really worked out nicely. Great job!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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Kindlingmaker

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#15 posted 03-01-2013 03:34 PM

Bearpie, You did great! Your courage is far beyond mine.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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