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Nut Bowl, Texas Cedar Elm

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Project by Blackie_ posted 10-30-2013 11:40 PM 954 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple and straight forward build, the only trying part of this project was sanding and cleaning up the outside it was time staking, I got this idea from a customer at one of my shows she was looking for a bowl to put Pecans in lucky I had a simi smaller bowl then this one made from chinaberry that she purchased anyway even though she had concerns it was to small.

I made this bowl on the bandsaw it’s made from the log of Texas Cedar Elm, I used a miter slot log sled jig to hold it firm when making the cuts, it measures 8” diameter at the longest point as since it’s a log I wanted to keep the character of it, and 5 1/2” high, I gave it a coat of tung oil, two coats of satin wipe poly and a final coat of paste wax.

Thanks for viewing and comments are always welcomed and enjoyed.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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#1 posted 10-30-2013 11:43 PM

I like the idea. Looks great.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-30-2013 11:46 PM

This is cool. You have some very nice pieces

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 10-30-2013 11:49 PM

Angie I’m not sure if you have a bandsaw or not but if you do there’s so.. many things you can do with it, this bowl for one, it’s easy to make and I’d be happy to explain it to ya.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 10-31-2013 12:57 AM

Hey like the new pic. More like the box maker? Maybe you could do a blog and explain it to other LJ’s and Angie too?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 10-31-2013 01:28 AM

Bandsaw box, bandsaw bowl…........ all made the same way- one horiontal and one vertical.

Slick way to do it!!

Nice going Randy!!

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

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Tooch

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#6 posted 10-31-2013 09:47 AM

good idea, I wonder if I could do this with some firewood logs sitting in the pile in my backyard…. I …. Have… An… Idea!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 10-31-2013 10:55 AM

Thanks Tom, I can do a blog on how it’s done, I have two on the bench that are waiting so I’ll use those.

Thanks Jim and Tooch, can’t wait to see what you come up with Tooch :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#8 posted 10-31-2013 02:47 PM

Nice lil bowl

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 10-31-2013 04:47 PM

hey Blackie_ just a thought, but if you end up with some small pieces, you could make salt pinch bowls. they make cool gifts. anyway it looks good

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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leafherder

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#10 posted 10-31-2013 06:43 PM

Nice job, I was thinking of doing something similar with some Mulberry that I just cut down, but I don’t have a band saw or a lathe so I guess I will just have to grind it out.

Happy Halloween!

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 07-14-2014 03:50 AM

I love this bowl. How did you keep the bottom from cracking? Or did you?

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 07-14-2014 12:14 PM

Hi Rick, what I do on the small tight cracks I dump CA in, on the slightly wider cracks I dump wood glue in and then sand over allowing the sawdust to fall in on top of the wood glue forming a bond, I think also once you’ve glued the bottom on it helps keep the bottom stable, just my speculation but so far there’s not been any change in almost a year.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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