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Project by branch posted 12-03-2010 12:33 AM 2118 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi felow LJ yes another segment bowl made out of wenge and oak from a old door
i love working with oak the smell and feel of it is great it s hard to get a smooth finish on it
but when you do it looks good
it is 13 inch by 5 1/4 the are 122 pieces
finished with 2 coats of sand a seal and 4 coats of lack er

all comments welcome
ps it s bloody cold here mines 12 with snow
too cold for the workshop my glue is fro sing soled to night

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#1 posted 12-03-2010 01:00 AM

What a beautiful bowl. The more you turn the better you get!! I love the shape, finish and the nice tite glue joints! I really like this one!!

Thanks for sharing!!!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 12-03-2010 01:14 AM

beautiful bowl.

-- Kate,

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#3 posted 12-03-2010 01:35 AM

That is very, very nice indeed, I am trying to get my head around the bottom! it’s intruging. Love the top edge treatment. This one in a “10” to me

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

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#4 posted 12-03-2010 02:20 AM

that is a great looking bowl Branch!
i have an old oak handrail that i think would look nice in a similar shape! thanks for the inspiration!

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#5 posted 12-03-2010 03:05 AM

Terrific bowl Branch. I really like the design look of the thick top edge. Beautifully crafted…

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#6 posted 12-03-2010 05:59 AM

That is certainly a great looking bowl. I love the way you added the darker wood between the lighter is really adds something special to it.

-- Theresa,

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#7 posted 12-03-2010 07:25 AM

Very nice bowl!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 12-03-2010 08:02 AM

Fantastic bowl. Love the look of the oak with the wenge. Great job on the design and turn.

Keep it up.


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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 12-03-2010 12:18 PM

Beautiful, & Superb Craftsmanship!

Also a great looking finish.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Bob Collins

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#10 posted 12-03-2010 12:50 PM

Great bowl Branch, love the design, the base and the use of inlays are perfact. I need a lesson.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#11 posted 12-03-2010 05:19 PM

Nice one! I like the shape of the top lip – well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 12-03-2010 05:41 PM

hi thanks for all the great comments the are very much appreciated
the top lip or edge was very scary to turn to get the finger grips or under turning on it if the chisel had slipped or dug into the rim i would have destroyed the bowl .the top lip or edge is turned to 3/8 of a inch it just looks thick in the photo

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#13 posted 12-03-2010 09:43 PM

Really a nice bowl. Excellent contrast in the woods.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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