Spalted Birch Bowl

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Project by Roper posted 08-22-2017 05:18 PM 861 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl I recently finished up. I don’t get to turn a lot of Birch up here in the mountains so this was a fun and challenging piece to work with. Birch is a much softer wood then I am used to working with and with it being spalted and punky it was even worse. I had to rough turn this piece and then soak it in Generals Finishes Sanding Sealer to harden up the grain before I could finish it. Once the sanding sealer dried it took me only a couple of cuts to clean up the shape and surface. This bowl is about 7” x 4”

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 08-22-2017 07:17 PM

Looks like the sanding sealer did it’s job, nice finish!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 08-22-2017 08:11 PM

very nice sir!

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#3 posted 08-22-2017 08:25 PM

Beautiful bowl.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 08-23-2017 01:12 PM

This is an outstanding bowl and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 08-24-2017 04:14 AM

Nice job Roper, it has a lovely golden glow to it :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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