Maple, Curly Cherry Bowl

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Project by cajunpen posted 01-24-2014 01:28 AM 519 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned this bowl today out of a piece of Maple and Curly Cherry. The bowl is about 3 1/2”x 4” tall. I turned a little too much and went right through the bottom of the bowl. So, instead of throwing it in the scrap pile I turned a piece of Marblewood that I had and fitted it into the bottom. I think it came out quite nice – I used a friction polish followed by buffing on the Beal Buffing System.

I’ve been working hard to take some worthwhile photos of my work, I think that I finally got it figured out – now to perfect it :)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 01:52 AM

I like the Marblewood save Bill. Been there once or twice, but easy to fix. Looks good, nice work.

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

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#2 posted 01-24-2014 01:58 AM

Great save on the bowl, Bill, and the photos are very nice!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-24-2014 02:06 AM

Thanks Charlie, I think that I as proud of the photos as I am about the bowl. :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 01-24-2014 02:27 AM

My motto is that a good photo is a Lumberjock’s best helper. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 01-24-2014 02:43 AM

really nice bowl bill, its good that you could save it and you did well at doing it, what will you use it for , or will you sell it.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 01-24-2014 03:51 AM

Charlie has already said it all, so congratulations on both the save and your photography.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 01-24-2014 04:30 AM

Nice save. I’ve done a few bowls recently and been afraid of doing similar, so I was over cautious. Nice to see that it can be salvaged if it happens.

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#8 posted 01-24-2014 12:22 PM

Another good trick. Thanks. Also nice bowl.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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#9 posted 01-24-2014 02:13 PM

Great save- and the photos are vastly improved.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#10 posted 01-24-2014 06:03 PM

Nice save and a great job buddy.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#11 posted 01-26-2014 11:35 PM

Looks gr8 for a hot fudge sunday. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 01-28-2014 05:18 PM

Clever solution on the bottom. It’s worth saving, nice shape and pretty grains on that lovely bowl.

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