Bowl of cottonwood

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 08-13-2013 03:41 AM 1148 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bowl of cottonwood. Measures 5.5” tall and about 9” wide at the top.

Wood came from a factory near my office—trees were cut down following severe damage in an ice storm.

-- Aaron

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Tom Godfrey

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#1 posted 08-13-2013 11:54 AM

That’s an awesome looking bowl. Love the grain pattern and color. Great job.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#2 posted 08-13-2013 12:34 PM

Great looking bowl Aaron.I have turned quite a few pieces with cottonwood and they have a lot of character. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 08-13-2013 01:19 PM

neat bowl Aaron. The wood that gets over looked,there is alot of character and is easy to come by.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#4 posted 08-14-2013 01:42 PM

Nice looking bowl, for a wood that is generally passed over. Never in my life have turned any, Being a rather soft wood, is there a lot of tear out?

-- 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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#5 posted 08-14-2013 01:55 PM

@Rockbuster: this was my first turning of cottonwood and I had no idea what to expect. I have a little tear out on the inside of the bowl, near the top. But it’s not much. I did a shear cut with a carbide cutter to minimize it. My final sanding was at 400. I think only a fellow turning would find it :)

-- Aaron

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#6 posted 08-15-2013 04:20 PM

It looks really beautiful, like the shape and the grains really pop with the finish. Great job!

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