Ambrosia Maple with Walnut Top Octagon Bowl

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Project by Ziggman posted 06-26-2018 08:13 PM 1591 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an octagon bowl with ambrosia maple and a solid walnut top.

The sides are 3+1/4 high. The top sits in the cutout. The top is from a solid walnut piece that is 1+3/4at it’s thickest.

There were a lot of timed and angled cuts. The last pic is before I cut the bevels on the top.

The bottom is 3/8 inch cherry.

The length and width is 7×9 ish.



-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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#1 posted 06-26-2018 08:29 PM

Great work on those mortices! I really like the way you preserved the grain as it wraps around.

What’s your finish?

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#2 posted 06-26-2018 08:35 PM

I use minwax wipe on gloss poly. It will shine more in a week. It still needs to seep in.

There is a lot of funky Curley in the walnut that will come out as well.

Thanks for the compliment!

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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#3 posted 06-27-2018 12:03 AM

Nice looking box / bowl.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#4 posted 06-27-2018 12:24 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Steve!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 06-27-2018 01:24 AM

Work of art, well done, well done!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 06-27-2018 05:10 AM

Beautiful top and box shape. I like that spalted wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 06-27-2018 02:44 PM

Very pretty! Love the wood choices, especially the bottom.
How did you strengthen your miter joints? Splines?

-- Pax - Maryland

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#8 posted 06-27-2018 03:55 PM

bowl, box, vessel – they all fit and all are beautiful
really like the top

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 06-27-2018 05:44 PM

Love this

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#10 posted 06-27-2018 05:46 PM

You did a great job on this octagon bowl.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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