Lidded Boxes #7: Ambrosia Maple and Bloodwood Bowls

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 12-11-2016 02:22 AM 1141 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I partially turned the bloodwood block today. I did that after attempting to fix the exposed end grain on the ambrosia maple bowl. For it I applied some wood filler. Then I sent it through several grits of sandpaper. i also made a small bottle of 1 pound cut of Zinsser sanding sealer by pouring an equal amount of denatured alcohol.

With bowl I buffed on some carnauba wax.

This photo was taken after I rubbed on sanding sealer and before buffying on the wax.

This image is the bloodwood bowl’s outside after buffying on the wax.

-- --- Howie

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#1 posted 12-11-2016 07:31 PM

The finish on the bloodwood bowl looks great.

-- Julian

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#2 posted 12-11-2016 10:27 PM

These are beautiful. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 12-12-2016 02:29 AM

I believe it looks great because the wood is marvelously beautiful.

I am so glad I found this wood block in the cart of wood at my local Woodcraft store.

It was surrounded in a lot of wax. I used a scrapper to clear most if not of it off before mounting it on my lathe.

As a finish I simply applied some Zinsser thinned seal coat. I did that and this wood was just beautiful.

After a few minutes of letting the seal coat dry, I buffed on a thin layer of carnauba wax. That was it.

The saw dust was everywhere: in my hair, on my smock, my Carhartt jeans, and every nook and cranny in my shop. I almost felt bad to vacuum my floor. Of course, to finish cleaning my shop I had to blow it out with my Stihl leaf blower; all surfaces…

-- --- Howie

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