50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #26: You give me wood, I give you bowls

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Blog entry by mnguy posted 07-08-2019 08:03 PM 485 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 25: Another friend lost :( Part 26 of 50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 series Part 27: Apple bud base »

A neighbor gave me a cherry log a couple years ago, ~6” x 4’ long. I thought it was already pretty dry, so did nothing to seal the end grain. Whoops – major cracks in every 6” long section I cut. Fortunately, the cracks were all pretty much radial through one half, so I was able to split the sections along the cracks and get two similar size blanks out of each log section. The result so far is these bowls. ~4.25” diameter.

The plank is made from oak flooring I salvaged when we tore out the closet in my wife’s studio (replacing the closet with a wall of built ins). There are shallow 3” deep recesses that engage with shallow feet on the bowls.

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#1 posted 07-11-2019 12:49 PM

@Joshua – I’m not sure how to add such a tab.

Can anyone else help?

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