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Boxelder Bowl with hint of red in the end grain

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Project by mdzehr posted 01-30-2019 05:57 AM 1074 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend gave me a beautiful boxelder blank for me to play with. Boy did I have a ball! I can’t wait for another boxelder log to fall in my lap again. I love the hint of red in the end grain. Of course I had to try out my new vacuum chuck I made just for special finishing tasks.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA





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John

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#1 posted 01-30-2019 07:09 AM

I agree Mike, awesome wood!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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mdzehr

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#2 posted 01-30-2019 09:29 AM

Thanks John. I know it gets a bad rap as a junk wood but it has its own intrinsic beauty.


I agree Mike, awesome wood!

- John


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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fbo52

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#3 posted 01-30-2019 02:07 PM

Nice Job red accent looks great along with a little live edge. How difficult was sanding boxelder

-- John, Owasso OK Boomer Sooner

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 01-30-2019 02:25 PM

Beautiful natural bowl and I love that box elder.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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mdzehr

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#5 posted 01-30-2019 02:26 PM

Thanks John. Actually it sanded very easily, almost like a soft maple. Especially with my shop made disc sanders.


Nice Job red accent looks great along with a little live edge. How difficult was sanding boxelder

- fbo52


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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mdzehr

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#6 posted 01-30-2019 02:29 PM

Thanks Dave, but I think the real credit needs to go to the Master Carpenter for the beauty of the wood.


Beautiful natural bowl and I love that box elder.

- doubleDD


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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lew

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#7 posted 01-30-2019 03:43 PM

That turned out fantastic! Love the colors and the way you finished off the bottom!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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mdzehr

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#8 posted 01-30-2019 03:50 PM

Thanks Lew. I couldn’t have finished the bottom like that without my new vacuum clutch.


That turned out fantastic! Love the colors and the way you finished off the bottom!

- lew


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#9 posted 01-30-2019 03:52 PM

I like it, I love the colors in box elder too.

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mdzehr

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#10 posted 01-30-2019 04:08 PM

Thanks Jim


I like it, I love the colors in box elder too.

- a1Jim


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#11 posted 01-30-2019 04:46 PM

Nice one Mike! The red splotches have an interesting pattern. And is that one of your bottles of wine in the background of the first pics?

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mdzehr

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#12 posted 01-30-2019 04:53 PM

Thanks Brian. Yes. My label is named for my passions for woodworking, bicycling (former passion since I can’t ride anymore) and winemaking. That one was this year’s Apple Cider Wine that surpassed my expectations.


Nice one Mike! The red splotches have an interesting pattern. And is that one of your bottles of wine in the background of the first pics?

- BrianHurstWW


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#13 posted 01-30-2019 04:55 PM

i see your getting good use out of your lathe GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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mdzehr

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#14 posted 01-30-2019 04:57 PM

Thanks Tony! I’m having a ball with it


i see your getting good use out of your lathe GREAT JOB :<))

- GR8HUNTER


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#15 posted 01-30-2019 07:08 PM

i agree on the beauty of boxelder,i love it for making pens.this one almost looks like stone or marble,and a great job on the turning and finish.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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