Small box elder bowl

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Project by Rodney Milen posted 06-01-2013 11:39 PM 797 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a small simple bowl made from box elder. It is finished with boiled linseed oil.

-- Rodney

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#1 posted 06-02-2013 03:39 AM

Mighty nice looking bowl there Rodney !
Box Elder always finishes nicely.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#2 posted 06-02-2013 01:18 PM

Very nice bowl! I love turning box elder.

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

Sweet! Nicely done, sir! :D

-- Leland, OC Calif.,

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#4 posted 06-05-2013 01:50 PM

Great job on that sweet bowl. It has some nice figures and shape.

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#5 posted 07-16-2015 11:20 PM

Hi guys, I’m brand new in here. I’ve been interested in doing wood-work for a long time, but don’t have a workshop or garage, only hand tools: a saw, mallet, sanding block, and a carving set. A limb broke off a box elder tree in my mother’s yard last Sunday. I’ve rescued a few chunks that my brother cut up on Tuesday before they ended up in a different brother’s wood stove, and should grab some more tomorrow and save them. I am interested in making coasters or small bowls like this pretty one above. I have nieces getting married on Aug 1st and Sep 26th., and have a bridal shower in a couple days. I wanted to whip up some coasters for that, but do I need to let the wood dry for a few months before I do anything with it? Should I cut slices for the coasters and let it dry that way, or leave the log chunks in one piece for a while? Could I cut the slices and dry them super-fast in the oven or microwave so I could use them right away? Thanks for any tips you can give me.

-- Ronda, East-Central Minnesota

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