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Not sure if these are the last of 2013 or first of 2014.

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Project by BobWemm posted 234 days ago 627 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started ten of these bowls just before Christmas and WELL, you all know what happens at this time of the year. They finally got finished a couple of days ago, so that is why I’m not sure if they are the last of 2013 or the first of 2014. LOL.
No 1. Eucalyptus platypus and the repairs are epoxy and coffee grounds. approx. 8×4in. Shellawax Glow finish.
No 2. Australian Walnut – spalted. Approx. 8×3in. Shellawax Glow finish.
No 3. Eucalyptus ? Sugar gum. Approx. 8×3in. Shellawax Glow finish.
No 4. Corkscrew Willow. Approx. 9×3.5in. Wipe on Poly finish.
No 5. ??? Coral Tree. Approx. 6×3in. Wipe on Poly finish.
No 6. Banksia menziesii. Approx. 6×3in. Krylon Clear Varnish finish. This piece had a severe crack almost all the way through so I Cut and Shut a piece of pine into the cracked area. Don’t you just hate it when the depth becomes equal to the height. I glued another piece of Banksia into the base and the inside buckled during that process. Sanding went right through the bottom and exposed the glue. This one might be a keeper as well.

C & C welcome and thanks for looking.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.





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CalgaryGeoff

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#1 posted 234 days ago

You are sure busy and right about Xmas being busy in wood shops.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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robscastle

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#2 posted 234 days ago

Nice work,...where do you get timber that big?

Nice effort as well as the “fix’

-- Regards Robert

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 233 days ago

Robert,
I get most of it from George Valentine in South Aust.
His email is nyodine@yahoo.com.au. George has lots of wood on ebay.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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Bob Collins

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#4 posted 233 days ago

Nice lot of bowls Bob, and a couple of good saves. Quite a variety of wood, unusual to get decent sized blocks now a days.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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aussiedave

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#5 posted 233 days ago

A nice batch of bowls and the woods are beautiful…thanks for sharing.

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

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 233 days ago

What a mixture of sawdust you must of had turning these. Nice size bowls with beautiful wood. I really like that Corkscrew Willow.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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jeff

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#7 posted 233 days ago

Nice bowls Bob…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#8 posted 233 days ago

Hey Bob some good looking bowls. Great way to end and start the year. Keep an eye out I have set up shop in Tucson and will be putting up some new work Happy New Year

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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woodshaver

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#9 posted 233 days ago

Great looking bowls Bob! Like them all, 1st one is my favorite!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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BobWemm

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#10 posted 233 days ago

Thanks Guys, it sure is a lot of fun.
Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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Rockbuster

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#11 posted 232 days ago

No matter what year Bob, they are all nice, have to agree with Tony, Like the looks and color of #1, it reminds me of Carob.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 232 days ago

They are all very nice no matter when they were made. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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