Scrap Wood Bowl

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Project by smac posted 235 days ago 703 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a bowl that made on the lathe from some scrap wood I found in an old pile of wood on the farm. Not sure what kind of wood it is. Walnut? Either way, I was pleased with the grain on this piece after it was turned. I buffed the bowl with the Beall Buffing System and then finished it off with some Renaissance Wax.

-- "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." --Bertrand Russell

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 235 days ago

Awesome wood. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 235 days ago

That second picture, that looks a lot like an Ambrosia Beetle track. As in ambrosia maple. But the wood seems too dark for maple. But a beautiful bowl!

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#3 posted 235 days ago

Thanks Monte and Tennessee. Now that you mention it, it does look a lot like Ambrosia. Not only the Ambrosia Beetle track that you pointed out, but also the grain pattern. Perhaps I got an unusually dark piece somehow.

-- "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." --Bertrand Russell

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#4 posted 235 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#5 posted 230 days ago

Wow! That’s some gorgeous wood in your scrap pile, great shape and finish.

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