Red Cedar Bowls

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Project by John posted 09-03-2019 12:20 AM 605 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two bowls from a Red Cedar Burl. Finished with boiled linseed oil and wipe on poly. 10.25” D X 4.5” H. The cored bowl is 8” D X 2.75” H.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 09-03-2019 01:10 AM

Very well done John.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 09-03-2019 01:33 AM

Nice job!

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#4 posted 09-03-2019 03:08 AM

Very nice burls there, and you’ve done them proud.

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#5 posted 09-03-2019 04:25 AM

Great job on these bowls John. The burl show off magnificently. The finish looks perfect too.

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

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#6 posted 09-03-2019 05:13 AM

Perfect as usual, still waiting for that big sucker!!!!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 09-03-2019 05:15 AM

Thanks everyone! Andre, the big yellow cedar burl is on the lathe, but I have a lot of flooring to do first!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 09-03-2019 07:07 AM

John, your finishes are non-pareil.

With what did you fill the cracks, dear John? With what?

-- Mark

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#9 posted 09-03-2019 11:09 AM


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#10 posted 09-03-2019 12:54 PM

very very nice work

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#11 posted 09-03-2019 02:31 PM

Thanks Mark. The cracks didn’t require any filling, I just ignored them. I expect they have been penetrated by the Poly now.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#12 posted 09-03-2019 02:49 PM

Nice looking bowls and great finish job on them!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 09-03-2019 08:34 PM

What is the cedar like to turn?

The grain is amazing. And your finish is fantastic!

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#14 posted 09-04-2019 01:27 AM

Thanks Jim.

Hi MN guy, Cedar is a softwood which I find a little harder to turn and sand than the hardwoods. I also wear a respirator at all times when working with this wood. I’m always impressed with it when I’m done. It is very common in this area so I’ve had a lot of it to play with.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#15 posted 09-04-2019 09:10 PM

Gorgeous bowls.

-- Gary, Florida

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