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Project by BobWemm posted 06-02-2020 06:12 AM 539 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are Isolation projects completed over the last 2 weeks.
The Bowl is from a Blackboy or “Grass Tree” root. and is the first that I have been successful in retaining the wood colour, all the others have gone really dark, almost black when polished, This one is done with clear acrylic spray can.

Second is an attempt at an off centre goblet ( There you go Mark) and is made from Norfolk Island Pine. I collected some bits from a tree cut down years ago and it has been laying in my yard since then. I’m very happy with how the wood has coloured.

Third piece is my first attempt at an “Emerging Bowl”, I think I need to go look at some others, but am happy with this one to start with. It is made from “She-oak”.

OK; bowl is 5” tall and 12” at it’s widest.
Goblet is 6 3/4 tall and 2 3/4 wide.
Emerging bowl is 3” x 2 1/2” and 1 1/4” thick. Just a teenie one.

Hope you like them and thanks for looking.
C & C Welcome

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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#1 posted 06-02-2020 08:11 AM

Three nice projects Bob, really like the look of Norfolk Isl. pine. Nice color in the Blackboy the only ones I have turned were black when finished. The emerging bowl turned out well. I haven’t finished anything during isolation, I just can’t get motivated. Cheers.

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

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#2 posted 06-02-2020 10:53 AM

all 3 are extremely nice but the emerging bowl is a mystery to me

-- 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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#3 posted 06-02-2020 01:01 PM

Your isolation projects are keeping your talent sharp. Interesting grass tree root. I will have to look into the emerging bowl design. I wouldn’t know where to start.

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

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#4 posted 06-02-2020 01:12 PM



all 3 are extremely nice but the emerging bowl is a mystery to me

- recycle1943


Your isolation projects are keeping your talent sharp. Interesting grass tree root. I will have to look into the emerging bowl design. I wouldn t know where to start.

- doubleDD


If you search LJ’s for Emerging Bowls you will find one that is better than mine. I made mine before searching so could have made it better. I will try a bigger one soon.
Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 06-02-2020 02:00 PM

Thanks Bob. It looks interesting. I think I’ll find it a good challenge.

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

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#6 posted 06-02-2020 03:00 PM

Those are 3 very nice projects. That emerging bowl is the most interesting to think of how you did it. Do you have and in progress shots of it?

cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 06-02-2020 03:06 PM

Neat projects Bob! Is that the natural surface of the bowl showing?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 06-02-2020 03:14 PM

Hi Bob, Is this the method you used for your emerging bowl? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekH57icxrJM

cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 06-02-2020 05:25 PM

Wonderful ….. Miracles

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#10 posted 06-02-2020 05:35 PM

Very lovely stuff, Honorable Bob.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 06-03-2020 03:22 AM

Cool looking projects. The first gnarly one is my favorite. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#12 posted 06-03-2020 05:37 AM



Hi Bob, Is this the method you used for your emerging bowl? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekH57icxrJM

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Hi Jim, That is not the one I looked at but the process is very similar, I turned the half round on the end of my block, then cut it in half longways and then turned out the bowl.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#13 posted 06-03-2020 05:38 AM



Neat projects Bob! Is that the natural surface of the bowl showing?

- John

Hi John,
Yes, that is the surface where all the roots grow from. They fall off when the plant is uprooted.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 06-03-2020 05:40 AM



all 3 are extremely nice but the emerging bowl is a mystery to me

- recycle1943

Hi Dick,
Have a look at the youtube link that Jim Jakosh posted.
Will explain it all.
I did mine a little different but the process is the same.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#15 posted 06-03-2020 05:41 AM



Wonderful ….. Miracles

- Sasha

Thanks Sasha.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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