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Project by bigogre posted 12-15-2013 08:38 PM 913 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another turning from the same tree as the last poplar vessel I posted. I Wanted to try something a little different on the finish on this one, since the last one soaked up so much poly. I applied one coat of lacquer, thinned out 50 percent, and then two coats of wipe on poly. It was still quite fuzzy, being poplar, but I gave it a lite sanding with 400 grit and rubbed in a generous amount paste wax. Took it to the buffer and out popped all that beautiful grain!

This bowl is about 15 inches across and 12 inches tall. Thanks for looking.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 12-15-2013 10:49 PM

Very nice indeed, I love the grain.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-16-2013 12:12 AM

WHOA!!!!!!!!!! Is that ever a beautiful piece.Bigogre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and the bark stayed onit!!!

Nice going…...................Jim

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

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 12-16-2013 12:42 AM

Very nice Poplar Bowl…the grain patterns in the poplar is beautiful….thanksso much for sharing.

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

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 12-16-2013 01:07 AM

And I was impressed with your boxes!

This is just spectacular!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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bigogre

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#5 posted 12-16-2013 01:28 AM

Getting the bark to stay on requires a lot of thin superglue. When the outside is shaped, I saturate the bark with ca glue, then after the inside is hollowed out I do the same. If you try this, make sure to keep your face away from the area above where you are gluing. The fumes could knock down a horse.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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deon

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#6 posted 12-16-2013 06:40 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Roger

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#7 posted 12-16-2013 01:12 PM

Came out beautifully. Poplar sure has some nice grain

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

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greyspider

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#8 posted 12-16-2013 01:33 PM

That’s beautiful! I’m just starting out and would like to turn a live edge bowl soon

Michael

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bigogre

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#9 posted 12-16-2013 02:27 PM

Michael, just make sure to keep your tools sharp, and your lathe speed up. Also, keep in mind where the edges are at the rim, they tend to disappear.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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woodkandy

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#10 posted 12-16-2013 04:23 PM

Very very nice. I so admire the finished project. I have a crabapple log that I want to do this to.

-- Kandy, Alberta, Canada

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jim65

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#11 posted 12-16-2013 05:37 PM

love the live edge, very nice

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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lightweightladylefty

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#12 posted 12-17-2013 06:33 AM

Bigogre, That is really a spectacular finish—great bowl!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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