50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #28: Another square bowl

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Blog entry by mnguy posted 07-18-2019 01:45 PM 230 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The first square I made was a challenge that I enjoyed, so when I unearthed a square of white oak that was left over from a project for friends (we replaced the threshold of their exterior door), I knew it had to be a square bowl.

I drew inspiration from several Youtubers (thank you to all the folks that do such a wonderful job sharing their skills and process via that medium!) for a bowl with closed corners / feet. I didn’t about chip out with the thin areas at the edges of the feet, exacerbated by the grain of the oak, until I got into the project. I used a little thin CA to strengthen the areas, and did final shaping of those areas with the 2” sanding pad in a drill. Overall, I am happy with the form :).

Finish is Clapham’s beeswax salad bowl finish, which has become my favorite finish for white oak; the color and soft sheen it produces on white oak is beautiful. Plus, the finish is dead-easy to apply and it smells really good.

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