2x6 Bowl

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Project by Ozwald posted 10-14-2013 10:12 PM 1143 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When I recently bought my house the former owner had left a pile of mostly unusable lumber in the basement. Some of it looked like it had been down there for decades. I found a short construction grade 2×6 in the pile that was pretty beat up. After examining it for a while, I thought I found a short, carveable section. I was mostly right, as I was able to turn this shallow dish from it, however as I was working the walls thinner I discovered a crack in one of the sides. I didn’t want to push my luck too far so I left them a bit thicker than I would have liked, but I still got a pretty nice looking bowl out of a garbage piece of lumber. Thanks for looking.

-- When at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.

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#1 posted 10-14-2013 11:05 PM

Great to find treasures in the trash.
Next time you encounter a small crack try putting medium or heave weight CA glue (super glue) in it. That weight of CA glue cures slowly enough for it to seep into the crack and stabilize it so you can keep turning. I use it quite often. The thick stuff will also fill small voids and again because it cures slowly you have time to mix some fine saw dust in for color if you want to. If it is setting up too slowly for you spray it with some of the accelerant.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 10-14-2013 11:54 PM

Looks like a fun time was had turning this. Nice bowl, I like the thicker walls.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 10-15-2013 10:34 AM

For a piece of junk wood it turned out very nice even if you didn’t want the walls that think…I think you did a great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 10-15-2013 02:10 PM

Thanks guys.

Les, CA did cross my mind, but the project really wasn’t worth it & I really hate working with the stuff. I don’t mind the thicker walls, it just wasn’t the initial plan.

-- When at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.

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#5 posted 10-15-2013 04:20 PM

It has a really nice grain pattern, and given the shape I think the thicker walls fit it nicely.

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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