Spalted Oak "Square" Bowl

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Project by Xyloid_Curt posted 10-18-2013 02:56 PM 681 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This small bowl was made out of spalted oak and measures 7 1/4 inches square with a 4 1/2 inch bowl. It is about 1 3/4 inch high. I have a number of roughsawn 2 X 8s that spalted and I wanted to make something to highlight the spalted areas. Additionally, I like new challenges when woodturning.

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#1 posted 10-18-2013 03:01 PM

Nice work. I haven’t seen a lot of these square bowls.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 10-18-2013 03:16 PM

Looks cool well done

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#3 posted 10-18-2013 04:33 PM

Very interesting and very nicely done—you don’t see many of square bowls, but they are really cool!

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#4 posted 10-18-2013 05:17 PM

Looks great!

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#5 posted 10-18-2013 07:24 PM

I did something like this but it was a crotch and about 14” in diameter, Turning those corners and hitting a lot of air the rest of the time is very challenging.

Nice work.

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#6 posted 10-18-2013 08:58 PM

Looks great. Very interesting to see square turnings. May have to give it a try.

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#7 posted 10-18-2013 11:13 PM

sweet bowl, great design!

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#8 posted 10-19-2013 05:20 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

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#9 posted 10-23-2013 02:09 PM

Beautiful bowl! Cool and unique shape and the wood is gorgeous. Great work!

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