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Albizzia Lebbeck (Rain Tree) set of bowls

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Project by BobWemm posted 03-05-2014 05:48 AM 783 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi,
I was given this blank and cored 3 pieces from it.

The first 3 photos are the outer bowl which measures 11.5in x 4.75in. The 4th & 5th photos are the middle bowl and the last photo is the inner bowl. The reason for the colour variation is the large bowl was photographed in my light tent. Photo 5 has a sanding disc covering the name of the timber(that was necessary for another project).

I could have gotten 5 pieces from the blank but I wasn’t sure how the wood worked so I cut each piece thicker than it needed to be. Plus the wood was very tough, not hard but very tough.

The finish is multiple coats of Wipe-on-Poly after sanding to 400 grit.

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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Todd Barrone

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#1 posted 03-05-2014 06:23 AM

I love the bowl, I want to try one of those when I get caught up. I like the finish too, what did you use?

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#2 posted 03-05-2014 06:26 AM

Another great project Bob, I like the idea of coring blanks, you did well getting three nice bowls. Nice finish on bowls 2 and 3, bowl 1 has a real rugged look about it.

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

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#3 posted 03-05-2014 07:19 AM

Todd,
Wipe on Poly.

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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aussiedave

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#4 posted 03-05-2014 11:21 AM

A very nice set of bowls Bob and nice finish. I use wipe on Poly for just about every thing…o you apply it while the bowl is on the lathe or later on the bench and just wipe it on then. Thanks for sharing.

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

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BobWemm

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#5 posted 03-05-2014 12:04 PM

Both Dave, but more often on the bench. Leaves the lathe free for other stuff.

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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doubleDD

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#6 posted 03-05-2014 02:18 PM

Very nice Bob. I like the black highlights in the grain. It shows a lot of character. I wish I could get that many pieces from one blank. Now we have to wait for your mystery project.

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

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Rockbuster

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#7 posted 03-05-2014 02:43 PM

Very nice set of bowls here Bob, I am undecided on the colors, I like them both, the darker one has a flair of mystery to it, and the lighter ones remind me of walnut with a mahogany sort of structure. I wont mind if you send one of each!!

-- 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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woodshaver

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#8 posted 03-05-2014 10:33 PM

They are all very nice bowls Bob but I like the lighter ones better so send me the lighter ones and send Don the darker ones. Thanks for sharing! :)

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

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#9 posted 03-12-2014 02:00 PM

Beautiful bowls! They have pretty grains and shapes and awesome finish. Great job!

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