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Forum topic by Madrona posted 01-19-2018 10:32 PM 396 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Madrona

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01-19-2018 10:32 PM

I found a thin slab of cherry wood and thought I would see what it could become. This cool looking Change Dish was the result! It’s also a video at: https://youtu.be/MgtRkK3uVV0

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington


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#1 posted 01-19-2018 10:54 PM

I am liking it!!!! Neat idea, please fell free to post more!!! Looks like you left the bark on. I have tried that, but I never had any luck. Seems like it always pops off no matter what I do to it. I watched the Charles Neil video about how he does live edges and while that may not look quite as good as real bark, it don’t ever pop off. Thanks again for posting a great idea. Sometimes the simplest ones are the best and the also the money makers.

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#2 posted 01-19-2018 11:23 PM



I am liking it!!!! Neat idea, please fell free to post more!!! Looks like you left the bark on. I have tried that, but I never had any luck. Seems like it always pops off no matter what I do to it. I watched the Charles Neil video about how he does live edges and while that may not look quite as good as real bark, it don t ever pop off. Thanks again for posting a great idea. Sometimes the simplest ones are the best and the also the money makers.

- msinc

Thanks, msinc, I’m glad you like it! I’m no expert but as I understand it, the wood must be cut in the winter while the bark is clinging to the tree the tightest. Then the bark will stay on. Sometimes, if you look carefully before you turn it, if you see little places where the bark might come off, hit it with some thin CA glue. Even while turning, keep checking and use the CA as necessary. It really can help! Also, it’s important to approach the cut with a sharp chisel pointed away from the edge of the bark. So, at the top of a bowl, cut down towards the bottom, never up. That helps keep you from ripping the bark off. Hope that makes sense.

Phil

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

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#3 posted 01-20-2018 12:19 AM

That’s real neat dish. I’ve been wanting to do something like that but my lathe is too light, not enough mass.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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