jarrah bowl

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Project by Broda posted 08-16-2009 12:49 PM 1742 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

small bowl turned out of jarrah
that grey area is actually the sapwood

this bowl took me 1 whole week to make; i had just finished the bottom and was about to reverse it when my lathe belt snapped (insert angry face)

130 mm across by 35mm deep (5 inches by 1 3/8ths deep)

finished with EEE Ultra Shine and Shellawax

thanks for looking
comments and critiques welcome

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#1 posted 08-16-2009 02:48 PM

I hate when that happens.

The sapwood gives it nice character.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#2 posted 08-16-2009 02:50 PM

Nice looking bowl. I like the treatment on the bottom. The bottom treatment is always that little surprise when you turn it over.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#3 posted 08-16-2009 04:43 PM

A beautiful bowl with pleasing finish. The grey patch looks OK. Broda, pl tell me what is EEE.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 08-16-2009 04:49 PM

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#5 posted 08-16-2009 05:05 PM

That’s it; I’m starting to save up for a lathe starting today!
I want to make projects that nice!
It came out beautifully.
I am curious as is Sharad; what is EEE?
Thank you for sharing.

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#6 posted 08-16-2009 10:36 PM

Nice choice of timber .. very well turned.. overall quality work.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 08-16-2009 10:46 PM

Great bowl. Nice timber.

-- 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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#8 posted 08-17-2009 01:07 AM

Thanks everyone

sharad and woodwrecker- EEE ultra shine is a cut and polish abrasive wax that you friction polish onto the work before you apply a product called shellawax which is also friction polished into the wood.
the EEE wax continues your sanding from 600 grit up to 3-4 thousand grit for an ultra smooth finish

see here for more info

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#9 posted 08-17-2009 01:58 AM

Brody, Good looking bowl. I like the look of the sap wood. Very interesting.

-- John @

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#10 posted 08-17-2009 08:06 AM

Great looking bowl. The sapwood gives it more charecter. Thanks for the info on EEE. Really like the bottom of this. (I need a chuck) It gives it maore of a proffesional look.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#11 posted 02-17-2010 07:11 AM

I like your bowls they are very nice… are doing very good work.


-- Robin Renee'

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#12 posted 02-18-2010 01:13 PM

Thanks Robin

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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