Maple Stocking Stuffers

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Project by John posted 12-31-2020 10:02 PM 869 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An Arborist removed a small Maple tree in my neighbour Ken’s backyard a few months ago. Ken offered the trunk to me and I decided to make my Christmas stocking stuffers out of it. I wound up with 11 small bowls. One went to Ken, the rest will be going to the girls in the family. I turned the third one (from the left) in the picture with 4 for my wife. I like the rounded over shape. The rest I just turned quickly, but I liked the shape of the one in the photos I have by itself (also in the picture with 7 bowls). I found the fresh Maple excellent for turning. The bottoms inside and out scraped so well I didn’t need to sand them, but I did so it would have the same feel and look as the walls and rim. Food safe finish. They average 3” D X 2” H.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#1 posted 12-31-2020 10:09 PM

Nice! Love the burned rings

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

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#2 posted 01-01-2021 12:06 AM

Nice work, John…....................Cheers, JIm

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

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#3 posted 01-01-2021 01:19 AM

nice bunch of bowls.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 01-01-2021 08:57 AM

I smell shavings ….....

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

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#5 posted 01-01-2021 02:10 PM

That tree was meant to be gifts for everyone. Nice work John and great way to spread the season cheer.

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

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#6 posted 01-01-2021 02:42 PM

Cute! thought I had commented last night? Guess that second Irish may have affected my comprehensions:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 01-01-2021 03:24 PM

nice, the tree lives on. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 01-01-2021 05:59 PM

Thanks guys, I don’t know when I’ll get to deliver them all, hope the Covid is gone soon.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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