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Project by TheDane posted 153 days ago 516 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor took down a tree in his yard last summer … I gave him a hand and took the trunk.

I’m not sure what the species is … he called it an ‘ornamental tree’ that never bore any fruit.

The bowl is about 5 inches in diameter.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Rockbuster

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#1 posted 153 days ago

Nice N.E. Bowl, the bark really highlights the bowl

-- 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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Grumpymike

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#2 posted 153 days ago

Very cool looking bowl, and the species if FREE WOOD … some of my favorite kind of wood.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Goldwoman

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#3 posted 152 days ago

Beautiful bowl!

-- "The right path always feels too good to be true. It always feels like so much fun you can't believe it." -Dr. Christine Northrup

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steve_in_ohio

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#4 posted 152 days ago

very cool bowl, love the live edge, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 152 days ago

Well done Gerry. Great job with the edge. I have some flowering pear and it looks very similar.

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

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TheDane

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#6 posted 152 days ago

I’m thinking it was a pear tree … the root was only about 6 or 8 inches below the surface and was growing at almost a 90 degree angle. Our neighborhood is on the Niagara Escarpment and some of us only have a foot or two of top soil before you hit solid rock … they had to blast to put in our basement. Not a good growing environment for fruit trees.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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moke

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#7 posted 152 days ago

Nice Bowl Gerry….
Mike

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 151 days ago

I hear “Here’s Smilin at You Kid” when I look at that wonderful lil bowl… LOL

Lips & all…

Very COOL lil bowl.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 147 days ago

Another gorgeous bowl! Awesome boat shape, pretty wood and the natural edge looks amazing.

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Ron King

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#10 posted 135 days ago

Nice. Well done-it looks like the bark is firmly attached-which is something I haven’t had too much luck with yet. (of course-I have only tried a couple so far)

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TheDane

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#11 posted 135 days ago

Ron King—I gave the bark a generous coat of CA before I made the finishing cuts and did the sanding. Forgot to mention earlier … this was my first attempt at a natural edge bowl. I lucked out.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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