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Project by Rockbuster posted 03-07-2013 01:56 AM 1053 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine called me this summer, and ask if I would be interested in some free lumber. FREE!! LUMBER, Do monkeys like bananas?? I went to his house, and there waiting for me was three cherry logs all measuring about 16” in diameter, and 12’ long, along with an Ash log that measured 2’ in diameter X8’ long. Just to be polite, I ask what he wanted for all of this. He said that his wife would like a bowl to put fruit in, so this is what I made him. The bowl is 11 ” in diameter X 3 and 3/4” deep. There is 89 pieces of Ash Walnut, Curly Maple, And Jatoba in it, This is about all that my little Rikon !2-16 can handle. I think that I got the better of the trade

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.





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intheshop

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#1 posted 03-07-2013 02:21 AM

Impressive bowl, indeed. You may have gotten more lumber out of the deal, but your friend’s wife got a great bowl and she’ll never forget where it came from. Kudos.

-- Cole - Rydal, GA

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atchison32

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 02:36 AM

Wow!

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ldl

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 03:11 AM

Great bowl. I like the layers. Nice finish

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

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BobWemm

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#4 posted 03-07-2013 06:07 AM

Don, That is a beautiful bowl, I bet your mates wife will love it. Well done.
I still reckon you stole that timber from him. But that is what friends are for hey. Do you think one of those logs would fit in a flat rate box???

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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TomTinkerSum

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#5 posted 03-07-2013 06:51 AM

Great job. Thanks for sharing the story and the pics of the beautiful bowl.

-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 03-07-2013 09:12 AM

Great job and nice way to pay back for the lumber. A real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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murch

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#7 posted 03-07-2013 09:19 AM

Beautiful bowl. Your friend didn’t do to bad on the trade either.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 03-07-2013 09:29 AM

You got the better deal. But that is a beautiful bowl.

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

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Rockbuster

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#9 posted 03-07-2013 02:38 PM

Thanks for the nice comments guy’s. Should get a chance to start using some of this lumber later this summer, as most of it was sawed to 4/4 by my son in law and has been drying in his barn.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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CalgaryGeoff

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#10 posted 03-07-2013 04:38 PM

Nice turning. Love the monkey and bananas line, still laughing.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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stefang

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#11 posted 03-07-2013 08:23 PM

I like the unconventional shape and the flared rim of this beautiful bowl. The woods are nice too. Great work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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branch

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#12 posted 03-07-2013 10:37 PM

hi very nice bowl i like it great piece of turning

branch

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dee2

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#13 posted 03-08-2013 04:16 PM

Beautiful fruit or even ice cream bowl! You definitely made out on that trade. It is so nice when people ask you if you want wood before it’s turned into firewood. We recently picked up logs of locust from Hubby’s friend and he asked for a bowl for his wife. Am still studying working with green wood and how to store and dry it. Right now I have four projects that need done for trade.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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woodshaver

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#14 posted 03-17-2013 12:58 AM

Sorry I’m so late to the party! I don’t know how this great looking bowl got past me. Nice job anyone would be happy with a beautiful bowl like this. This is grade A+!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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woodshaver

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#15 posted 03-17-2013 01:03 AM

I just noticed that your bowl didn’t make the Daily Top 3. Well it did in my book!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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