Cherry Bowl with Rosewood Insert

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Project by Ron Ford posted 09-03-2013 04:28 PM 1041 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a nice little cherry bowl I just finished, made from a felled cherry tree and rough turned back in March. It is about 8” across and has some very interesting patterns in the grain. I finished it with Danish oil then buffed it using red tripoli, white diamond, and carnauba wax.

The added embellishment in the bottom is made of rosewood with a cherry center. The idea came from my fellow Baltimore Area Turners member David Reed Smith. He calls it a ‘star in a circle’ and gives very detailed directions at his website which can be found at

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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#1 posted 09-03-2013 05:53 PM

Nice bowl Ron…I like the figuring and grain of the cherry and the inset is a great detail to add.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#2 posted 09-03-2013 10:51 PM

Good looking bowl Ron.

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

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 12:11 AM

Ron, you made a beautiful natural looking bowl. Nothing like finding your own wood. Keep up the good work.

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

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#4 posted 09-04-2013 03:22 AM

Nice bowl Ron! That cherry wood is a interesting wood to carve.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#5 posted 09-04-2013 07:38 AM

Sweet looking bowl.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#6 posted 09-06-2013 04:55 PM

Lovely bowl! Like the round shape and the wood is gorgeous.

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