Mineral Stained Sweet Gum Bowl

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Project by ghost5 posted 05-20-2013 12:25 AM 1429 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the clear on this one and added it to the pile. Not very big just 4 1/2” x 2” but I think it came out ok. The shape came from trying to get a check out that was too deep. I liked what I had so I made the interior match as for the check I filled it with epoxy and coffee. It is much prettier than the pics show. Finished with 4 coats of Deft lacquer.

-- Tommy,

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#1 posted 05-20-2013 12:36 AM

Nice looking bowl. Great choice and good save.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 05-20-2013 01:39 AM

That is a nice little bowl – well done.

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

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#3 posted 05-20-2013 06:20 AM

Beautiful wood great job.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#4 posted 05-20-2013 07:30 AM

Hey Tommy, that looks a great little piece of timber with some realy nice work added to it,
Don’t take this wrong, but you might want to try & photo on a less “competitive” backdrop, it sort of confuses things & competes a bit too strongly IMHO

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

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#5 posted 05-20-2013 12:27 PM

Thanks everyone I have a good sized stack of this wood some too large for me to turn on my little lathe. Probably sell some of it off.

Thanks Pete. I know the background is too busy. It was the one on the stand for use with my calls and I was rushing to get pics so didn’t change it out. I try to get a pic of just about everything I do so I really do have better back drops I promise.

-- Tommy,

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#6 posted 05-20-2013 10:02 PM

hi great bowl i love the pattern of the wood


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#7 posted 05-22-2013 09:06 PM

Great looking bowl! Like the shape and the interesting and striking grains on wood.

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#8 posted 11-27-2013 05:48 PM

I just turned a sweetgum bowl. This one is really impressive. Nice Job. Its funny how the imperfections/checks etc in the blank will sort of dictate the final shape, as well as deep gouges in the wood caused by inept hands and sharp tools!

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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