Bowl of bloodwood

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 03-31-2013 11:31 PM 1511 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bowl of bloodwood. The block of wood was a Christmas present from a friend. It was very hard to turn. I had several catches that caused big chunks to go flying. It’s definitely a wood you must pay attention to. Because of the pieces I kept losing, the design changed a few times…but the finished wood is stunning.

-- Aaron

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#1 posted 04-01-2013 12:41 AM

The finished product is just gorgeous!

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#2 posted 04-01-2013 12:46 AM

Very nice. When the gouges start to lift off chunks, I reach for the scrapers.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 04-01-2013 01:11 AM

Aaron, that is one good looking bowl – nice job. I’m still working up the courage to turn my first bowl – one of these days :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 04-01-2013 02:27 AM

Beautiful bowl great job ,it is stunning.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 04-01-2013 02:41 AM

Bowl = beautiful

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#6 posted 04-01-2013 02:43 AM

Love to work with bloodwood. Great bowl. The color is great.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#7 posted 04-01-2013 03:41 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 04-01-2013 04:55 AM

Very nice. I love turning bloodwood for plates. RussellAP is right. Use scrapers. And go lightly. It sure turns EVERYTHING in the shop red! And I do love the chatoyancy of finished bloodwood in the right light.


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#10 posted 04-01-2013 03:00 PM

Very elegant!

Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 04-01-2013 06:02 PM

A very nice bowl, inside and out.

-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood"

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#13 posted 04-01-2013 11:19 PM

Aaron, now that’s a piece of timber to die for, you have certainly made the most of it & your finish is real tops, well done

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

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#14 posted 04-04-2013 01:10 PM

That’s marvelous! Like the shape and the color. The finish is just amazing. Impressive work!

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#15 posted 04-04-2013 01:15 PM

Amazingly beautiful wood and bowl. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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