Flamed Box Elder Live-edge Bowl

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Project by JoeinDE posted 04-13-2016 03:51 PM 1041 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first live-edge bowl. I tried to keep the bark line intact, but you can see the results. The bowl is 8.5” diameter and 5” tall at its tallest point. The finished is clear Zinnser shellac. The vertical walls on the bowl sides proved to be tricky to do with my bowl gouges so I ended up using my Sorby hollowing tool to put the final touches on the inside of the vertical walls.

I started with a green waxed blank, but you can see that I was unable to arrest the checking that occurred after I roughed turned the piece.

This was made as a commissioned piece for a friend. he doesn’t mind the checking and he actually likes the discontinuity of the bark.

Many people see a bird on the wing in the flaming as it is shown in the last picture. My son thinks it looks more like a stegosaurus.


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#2 posted 04-14-2016 02:09 PM

Thats something to be proud of. Right up there with the best of the best.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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