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Mango wood bowl

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Project by wyeth posted 12-14-2013 01:40 AM 700 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its Mango. This tree was cut down by a friend and I took a couple of truckloads home about 2 years ago but am only just starting to make some bigger bowls from it. It is a wood that does not split easily and has a lot of grain directional change. Some of the fibers are crumbly and so its is hard to get a really fine finish but still I love the variety in the grain pattern. it is a fairly light weight wood but this bowl is rather chunky and has a substantial feel to it.

-- David Australia





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watermark

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#1 posted 12-14-2013 07:20 AM

Nice work mate! Do you have to worry about the bugs getting to the Mango back in Aus? Here in Hawaii it’s a real challenge keeping them out.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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wyeth

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#2 posted 12-14-2013 08:25 AM

I know it rots and gets fungus and borers pretty quickly if left lying out on the open ground. My logs seem to be free of insects so far lying on the cement slab in my garage but I need to get moving on it or may well lose it.

-- David Australia

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 12-14-2013 12:44 PM

I think the bowl turned out real nice. Love the way the grain goes every which way. I can see a pair of hands cupped around that bowl in the near future. You did a good job on this.

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

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