Applewood Bowl Video

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Blog entry by Bill Akins posted 01-20-2011 06:16 PM 6372 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the weekend I made a bowl from an apple tree log. You can check out the video here: The tree was cut on my aunt’s property 2 years ago. I made her one then when it was still green. I finally got around to making myself one. The pictures are located here: I sanded to 400 grit and then applied 3 coats of a wiping varnish with 1200 grit sanding between coats. I then used EEE polish followed by Shellawax for the first time. I really do like these products. Sorry about the poor quality, I made several short video clips with my camera and linked them together.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#1 posted 01-20-2011 08:50 PM

Thanks for posting this.

Woodturning is something I’d like to try my hand at this year. I am particularly intrigued with bowl turning.

It seems that you did a pretty good job editing it down to the main parts of the bowl making process without showing us everything.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 01-21-2011 04:08 AM

That was cool. I really love how figured the material was. I’ve only turned one bowl and that was at a Woodcraft turning class. I would love to turn more bowls but I would need to get a Nova chuck for my ShopSmith. Thanks for the post.

-- Doug

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