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Project by BobWemm posted 333 days ago 946 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I scored 5 of these blanks and have just been told there may be a couple more available, but the guy is not sure.
The colours are fabulous and are a freak of nature, as many others of this same species have nowhere near the colour that these have. These 3 bowls are sanded only to 400g and have not been polished.
The wood is very like Flamed Box Elder or your Ambrosia Maple but it is a Native of Australia and is commonly known where these were salvaged, as “Golden Wattle”.
I really would like to get hold of a truck load of this stuff but that is not going to happen, I’ll just have to pray that there are a couple more pieces of log on the pile.

Thanks for looking.
Bob.

-- 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.





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MShort

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#1 posted 333 days ago

Sweet looking bowl Bob.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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JR_Dog

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#2 posted 333 days ago

Usually I babble on… but for this let me just say “Wow!”

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 333 days ago

You certainly scored Bob, beautiful grain that comes up well even without a polish. If you get a truck load send half over please. We have lots of Golden Wattle in the bush over here but haven’t seen any with trunks thick enough for turning. Nice turning.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 333 days ago

A truck load would not be enough.. What a beautiful bowl.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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deon

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#5 posted 333 days ago

Great bowl. It would be interesting to see the end grain

-- Dreaming patterns

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WayneC

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#6 posted 333 days ago

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Ronald G Campbell

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#7 posted 333 days ago

Very nice

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 333 days ago

This is certainly beautiful wood and the bowls are wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 332 days ago

Yes, this is a great looking bowl. Sometimes the grain of the wood makes it all.

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

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Wildwood

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#10 posted 332 days ago

Wow, outstanding!

-- Bill

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peteg

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#11 posted 332 days ago

Those blanks are to die for Bob, lovely turning & making the most of the timber :)
Pete

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

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Rockbuster

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#12 posted 332 days ago

Wow!! What can I say that already hasn’t been said, simply beautiful.

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 332 days ago

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BobWemm

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#14 posted 332 days ago

Thanks so much for the comments, when I saw the blanks on the shelf I just had to have them, then couldn’t believe my eyes when I started working them.
I think they are a real gem.

Cheers, Bob.

-- 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.

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kiefer

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#15 posted 331 days ago

I am not a turner but appreciate good turnings and this is a nice one .

-- Kiefer 松

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