Large Cedar Bowl

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Project by Ronald Fontenot, Jr. posted 12-23-2009 10:14 PM 2072 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A cedar tree was cut down on my sister in-laws property and she offered me the wood. I made her a bowl to thank her and I made my wife one because she liked it so much. We like that the fact that there is still bark on it and a hole that runs through the wood; it adds a rustic touch. We fill the bowl with fruit and keep it in the middle of our dining room table.

The bowl measures 12 1/2” in diameter and 5” tall. The finish is 3 coats of polyurethane.

-- Chip, Westlake

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#1 posted 12-23-2009 11:06 PM

A beautiful bowl and the colors vivid!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 02:22 AM

Wow, I can see why your wife would want one for herself, the colors in the wood are beautiful.

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#3 posted 12-24-2009 08:15 AM

Fantastic turning. Love that color of the grain. The bark inclusion gives it a lot of chaarector also. Always good to give a present back from donated wood. They appriciate it even more.

Keep up the great work.


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

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#4 posted 12-24-2009 08:45 AM

Wow wonderful bowl

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#5 posted 12-24-2009 06:46 PM

Man that is a great colorful bowl. It is nice to get a piece of wood with such natural color. You did a beautiful job on it and it should be proudly displayed!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 12-24-2009 09:39 PM

You can call this piece “Fire Planet”.

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#7 posted 12-24-2009 09:46 PM

Great turning….love the color and grain. I always love to get wood from a fresh cutting. The finish turned out excellent….it makes a beautiful bowl pop….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 08-09-2010 09:42 PM

Caught this on ‘Roll the dice’

Incredible, awesome and beautiful don’t measure up in comparison to your bowl! I never thought I could see those colours without some level of tinting.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#9 posted 08-09-2010 09:43 PM

Beautiful! I have access to some cedar but I don’t think it is large enough for bowls. The hole in the side eliminates it for soup and chili. ;)

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