Sycamore Fruit bowl

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Project by Dunshuvlin posted 07-12-2014 07:03 PM 1035 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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16” diameter sycamore fruit bowl, turned on a Charnwood lathe and made for my wife’s birthday. This bowl has a beeswax finish, which has proved quite durable and is easy to reapply when necessary.

-- Dunshuvlin, Europe

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#1 posted 07-13-2014 12:28 PM

That’s beautiful wood and I really like “heavier” looking styles like this!

-- The most dangerous tool in my shop is the one I am currently using! Harvey

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 02:53 PM

Thanks Harvey, just yo give you an idea of how expensive wood is in England, that piece cost £30 ($45) but was so beautiful, I could not resist it. It was made for the rough and tumble of everyday use so toughness was a major design factor. Like you, I like the chunky/heavier style for this type of project.

-- Dunshuvlin, Europe

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#3 posted 07-15-2014 01:35 AM

Like the bowl, but can’t believe the price for the blank, around here, (Indiana) someone would pay you $45 to haul away the whole tree. It is not unusual to see Sycamore trees here with a 40” diameter base, and over 100’ in length. They are considered to be a weed by some people.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#4 posted 07-15-2014 06:04 AM

Hi Rockbuster,

You make me green with envy! Take a look at this website and see what we typically pay for wood. O.K. this is properly seasoned timber but it cost a small fortune.

That is why I built all my living room furniture with veneered particle board! The sheets cost me about $300 but would have been at least ten times that in solid timber.

-- Dunshuvlin, Europe

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