2nd Austrailian Myrtle Bowl, Even Better Photo Booth Rigging

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Project by NaptownWood posted 04-06-2014 03:32 AM 1307 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went back to the wood store to get another piece of this stuff. It’s great. I used to think that walnut was my favorite sawdust smell in the garage, but now this wood is at least a close second place. It just smells like High School woodshop to me, like granddad place, ya know.

Also, it turns great and has wicked grain patterns and colors.

This one is small. The dudes want $10 a pound for the blanks. So this was a 1.6# block, and it ended up a 5” round by 2.5” tall small bowl. There is another blank there that is 8.5#, and I want it, but geez, that’s like a birthday present for a good friend type of money. Oh well, I guess that’s what you get for having woodturning as a hobby. You pay a ton of $ for the honor of working a good piece of wood, and then turnaround and give it away because your wife doesn’t want anymore damn wood bowls anywhere.

Its sanded to 400, with mineral oil and carnauba wax mixed a little runny, and buffed with paper towels.

The Rigged Photo Booth is that tar paper you put on the floor when you paint. Lights everywhere, including on in my hand right behind the camera.

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#1 posted 04-06-2014 08:57 AM

Nice little bowl and beautiful wood. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 04-06-2014 12:42 PM

Very beautiful wood. Good job on it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-06-2014 12:56 PM

Yes, that wood is very nice. Love the grain and colours.
Thanks for showing.
I got my aussie myrtle for $2 per Kilogram ( 2.2lbs) but I wouldn’t recommend the process to anyone.
Thanks for showing.


-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 04-06-2014 02:18 PM

Beautiful wood and great job on your turning.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 04-06-2014 03:02 PM

This is a beautiful piece, nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 04-06-2014 08:41 PM

Great piece of timber treated with respect :)
well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 04-10-2014 02:17 PM

Those grains, figures and colors look amazing. Great job on that gorgeous bowl!

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