Avacado Bowl

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Project by interpim posted 03-20-2010 09:25 PM 1668 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned this out this morning from a piece of Avacado wood that was being sold as Firewood…

Finish is BLO and Friction Polish

measures about 4” in diameter.

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 03-20-2010 09:45 PM

fantastic. love the grain on this.. Since I’ve started turning its funny how you start noticing when trees are cut down and nicely sectioned.. I swear one time I’m going to stop and ask if I can take a section and make a couple of bowls – 1 for myself, and 1 to return to the owner of the tree as a surprise.

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#2 posted 03-20-2010 10:39 PM

I don’t do any turning but I love working with Avacado wood on small projects … this is a beautiful piece

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#3 posted 03-20-2010 11:40 PM

Great find from the firewood pile. I too like Avacado for turning. Thanks for sharing

-- Robert, So Cal, My Turn or Yours.....

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#4 posted 03-21-2010 12:00 AM

Excellent job.

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

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#5 posted 03-21-2010 03:16 AM

Great save.

-- 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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#6 posted 03-21-2010 03:17 AM

While we don’t have any Avacado here in Maryland, I am amazed how much it resembles Walnut! Very nice wood to look at and a great turning as well!

Great job!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#7 posted 03-21-2010 11:39 AM

Very nice, nice occlusions.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 03-21-2010 04:45 PM

Fantastic bowl. Love the shape and the occlusions. Great save from the fire.

Keep it up.


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

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