Second ever bowl, and first platter, curly maple.

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 04-02-2016 04:22 AM 1278 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday I posted the first bowl I ever made, well here is the second one, along with a platter.

These are made from curly maple, which I bought from a local dealer. The wood actually comes from the Gibson Guitar company, and is actually wood they have rejected for use on their guitars. Pretty nice reject wood if you ask me.

I made these and donated them to a silent auction to raise money for cancer. I think the sold for about $85.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#1 posted 04-02-2016 11:52 AM

I wanted to get some wood from the Gibson factory, but it was a Sunday when I was in Memphis. That is a beautiful set of auction items.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 04-02-2016 02:56 PM

Love the grain on the platter. Very eye catching.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#3 posted 04-02-2016 03:49 PM

Very nice work. These look great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 04-02-2016 08:56 PM

I love this shiny pair!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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#5 posted 04-03-2016 01:49 AM

Waaaah! I love curly wood of any kind. That platter is BONKERS. Good job.

-- Wood is awesome.

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#6 posted 04-04-2016 05:16 AM

Amazing wood, good job turning and finishing it.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#7 posted 04-04-2016 03:13 PM

You’re right about the wood. It looks super. Nice job.

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