Swamp Kauri Natural Edge Bowl

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Project by cannondale posted 07-21-2013 08:12 AM 753 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New Zealand Swamp Kauri bowl 425 mm daimeter, 100 mm deep, finished with “Wood turners oil” mixed by a local proffesional turner. Natural bark edge is still intact despite being buried in a swamp for hundreds of years. Beautiful colours and grain. It was tricky to do and the sanding was difficult with the opening in the side of the bowl. Still have all my fingers though!

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#1 posted 07-22-2013 12:30 AM

Nice piece of kauri mate, the chunk out just adds character, I suspect you mean “buried for a few thousand years”
How far up North are you, who’s oil brew do you use??
This stuff can be a bugger to sand it just keeps clogging. Nice job

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

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#2 posted 07-22-2013 07:23 AM

Hi Pete

This came from a farm near Whakapara, just north of Hikurangi. I use Shane Hewitt’s oil. It is always a lesson in patience to get the sanding done. I have a few more pieces waiting for shed time.

Thanks for your comment. Greg

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#3 posted 07-23-2013 12:58 PM

Congratulation Greg, That’s a beautiful Platter, and nice finish, I like the chunk missing, it gives the impression that someone took a big Bite out of it, Well done

Cheers Tony.

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#4 posted 07-24-2013 03:36 PM

Fantastic looking bowl! The wood is stunning with the great finish, an art piece. Great work!

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