Padauk Candy Bowl

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Project by JohnGreco posted 02-26-2010 05:51 PM 1524 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Padauk candy bowl I made for my wife. This is my first real lathe project in almost 20 years. I had this piece of Padauk in my shop from a previous project (Red Race Car) and the wife really liked the sapwood on the edge, so onto the lathe it went!

As you can see from the 1 shot, I need to work more on cleaning up my interior tool markings and getting a flatter bottom. It’s actually only a minor fluctuation, but the tung oil really highlights it.

The measurements are 5.5” across the top, 5” across the bottom, 1 7/8” tall and 1 3/8” deep. A bag of Hershey Kisses fits nicely. This was a fun project to work on while getting my chops back a bit on the lathe :) Thanks for looking.

-- John

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#1 posted 02-26-2010 06:00 PM

Very nice! Padauk is one of my favorite woods but I don’t think I have ever seen a piece with some sap wood before.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 02-26-2010 06:18 PM

Well done! I turned a similar bowl but wasn’t able to complete it due to a catch that sent it across the garageand into multiple pieces. I’ll have to think of something creative that I could make out of bowl chunks lol Good job on yours though!

-- Jeff

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#3 posted 02-26-2010 08:15 PM

Thanks! I really enjoy working with Padauk, I just don’t like how that orange-red sawdust gets into EVEYRTHING LOL.

-- John

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#4 posted 02-26-2010 08:36 PM

Nice! I’ve never seen padauk sapwood, I’ll have to look for board with a streak of it. It really highlights the piece.

-- I hate finishing. I never manage to quit while I'm ahead. --Chris

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#5 posted 02-26-2010 10:07 PM

Nicely made : ) Love the sapwood highlights : )

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

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#6 posted 02-27-2010 04:04 AM

Beautiful wood. Nice turning.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 02-27-2010 05:37 PM

Thanks! I have enough left for 1 more bowl, I’m looking forward to turning it :)

-- John

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