Bird Nest Bowl

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Project by Rockbuster posted 05-28-2013 12:26 PM 637 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this little bowl that resembles a birds nest from laminating a few ply’s of OSB Board (Oriented Strand Board) also known as Sterling Board, and sometimes Aspenite, simply glue about 3 ply’s together, and turn the usual way, this stuff is very porous, and tears out easily good results can be achieved by using a fast speed, sharp chisels, and a light touch. after turning the bowl to the shape that suits you, sand at least to 220, I highly recommend using some sort of respirator, as this stuff is yucky smelling. Don’t know if it contains formaldehyde or not, might be a good idea to check a MSDS sheet on it. After sanding, I gave it a couple of coats of sanding sealer to help fill some of the larger voids. Then I resanded, and gave it a spray coat of black lacquer , Resanded again to my liking, and finished it with a couple coats of clear lacquer.

C&C Welcome.

-- 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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#1 posted 05-28-2013 01:35 PM

Cool looking Nest Don, I think it looks a bit like it was cut from stone or granite. Nice work!

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

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#2 posted 05-28-2013 02:45 PM

Excellent nest. I’ve never seen anything like that fibre board. Sure does look like stone.

-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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