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Another Natural Edged Bowl From the Flowering Cherry Tree

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Project by WoodArtbyJR posted 04-30-2010 05:05 PM 2126 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first picture shows the gnarly turmoil of the tree and the others show the turmoil within the grain. This particular piece of wood is what turners dream of. It is sanded to about 1000, oiled with Mahoneys Utility Finish (heated walnut oil) and then buffed and polished using the PSI buffing system. I used the Wood-N-Things goblet buffing system for the inside of the small bowl/dish. Dish measures 5” accross, 2 3/8” high, 2” deep inside. This is the same tree as the one I used for the other posted nautral edged bowl. Comments and questions welcomed.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington





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stefang

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#1 posted 04-30-2010 06:47 PM

Yes, we all want a piece of cherry like that Jim. Nicely done bowl and of course totally unique. My main question is: why you and not me?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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WoodArtbyJR

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#2 posted 04-30-2010 06:52 PM

I tried to sell this unique piece of wood and no takers. THEIR LOSS. Now it’s going to be a lot of bowls from my lathe and chips around my lathe….....To answer your question, right place, right time…...good friends and luck.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 04-30-2010 09:10 PM

A turners dream. Just gorgeous, beautiful.

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

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RichardH

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#4 posted 05-01-2010 01:49 AM

Thanks for posting the “before” picture. I should get in the habit of doing the same sometime.
-Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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WoodArtbyJR

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#5 posted 05-01-2010 03:43 AM

RichardH – I went to your page and looked at your projects. You make mine look like CHUMP CHANGE. That is some GEORGOUS work. Wana trade some mesquite for some of this cherry?

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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RichardH

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#6 posted 05-01-2010 04:25 AM

Thanks Jim, My friends and I are always on the lookout for “found wood” around here. Only a matter of time till we come into some more mesquite then I’ll send you a note. My favorite wood to turn by the way is Texas Ebony – it’s real hard to come by, but man is it pretty. I’ll post some pics soon of a few smaller projects I’ve done with it.

Cheers, Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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scrappy

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#7 posted 05-01-2010 09:00 AM

Fantastic bowl. The contrast between the before and after pics is stunning. Most people only see a “tree” and not what lies beneath the surface. Your turning has brought out the beauty of the wood.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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