Natural edge bowl

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 11-19-2008 03:31 AM 1590 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This natural edge bowl is from a piece of persimmon that was left behind by a tree trimming service. The best wood is free wood. The bowl is less than 1/8” thick! I first sanded the bowl up to 400 grit, wiped on a coat of BLO and let it dry on the lathe. The next step in the finish was to sand it back up to 600 grit and apply three coats of high gloss Waterlox.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 11-19-2008 03:44 AM

It’s beautiful Jeff.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 11-19-2008 04:09 AM

Jeff a beautiful bowl. maybe I’ll have to use my new lathe to try something like that.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 11-19-2008 04:19 AM

surely you must have more than one picture of this project ….and the dimensions are ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 11-19-2008 05:07 AM

Nice looking bowl, Jeff. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 11-19-2008 05:33 AM

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#6 posted 11-19-2008 05:39 AM

Great find Jeff & great result.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 11-19-2008 05:45 AM

Very nice bowl.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#8 posted 11-19-2008 07:49 AM

Absolutely spectacular!

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 11-19-2008 02:33 PM

That is fantastic. Very well done.

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#10 posted 11-19-2008 03:00 PM

Beautiful bowl Jeff. Love the wood. Thats what it’s all about.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 11-19-2008 04:14 PM

Great looking piece!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 11-19-2008 05:23 PM

What a great piece, I’m always fascinated by the natural edge pieces!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#13 posted 12-01-2008 04:03 AM

Absolutely stunning! At first glance I thought it was an antique silver bowl with a gold interior. Very nicely done.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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