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Project by wyeth posted 223 days ago 652 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lightning hit a quite large gum tree on my property several years ago and one half split off and fell. I could only salvage smaller branches with my chainsaw. Is is a quite dense wood and finishes well.The other day I turned this 7”X3.5”bowl for an engagement present. The rim was shaped using carving tools and oscillating drum sanding. The finish is sanding sealer and wax.Some worm holes add an extra feature.

-- David Australia





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PhilBello

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#1 posted 223 days ago

A great bowl, I love the unusual rim. I’m sure the recipients will be over the moon with this gift.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 223 days ago

You did a beautiful job on this. Whoever gets it is gonna love it! Nice work and craftsmanship.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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wyeth

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#3 posted 223 days ago

Thanks guys

-- David Australia

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cajunpen

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#4 posted 223 days ago

David that is a really nice bowl. I like the rim and the finish that you applied. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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aussiedave

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#5 posted 222 days ago

Very nicely turned and sculpted bowl David….great job and thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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NaptownWood

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#6 posted 222 days ago

Great organic form and practical function. Best of both worlds.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 222 days ago

This is beautiful and you did such a fine job on it.

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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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 219 days ago

Fantastic bowl! Like the unique and sculpted rim. Gorgeous wood and finish.

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