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Project by John posted 02-28-2021 12:57 AM 487 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my girls asked for a Yarn Bowl. I had an Acacia blank which I got with 2 others from a scrap/sale bin. It was 8” X 3” so the finished product is just under that. Finished with wax and oil. In the 4th picture I highlighted a knot and a hairline crack with pencil. In the 5th picture it is has come off the lathe and I decided to cut the slot where the knot was, not where the crack is. I kept it heavy with a wide base. I decided not to drill holes for the needles because I don’t know what size she uses. I can do it later if she wants. I have to look to find the crack now. I believe this is the first time I’ve turned a bowl that wasn’t from green wood. First time working with Acacia too.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 02-28-2021 12:59 AM

Isn’t that great! My mom would have loved that! Nice one…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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MrWolfe

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#2 posted 02-28-2021 01:01 AM

Thats a beautiful bowl John and an instant heirloom.
The Acacia has such a striking grain and the finish makes it pop.
Great!

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pottz

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#3 posted 02-28-2021 01:05 AM

nice bowl i dont think ive seen a yarn bowl before but i dont knit either.how did you cut out the slot?

-- 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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John

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#4 posted 02-28-2021 01:15 AM

Thanks mtnwild and MrWolfe.

Thanks Pottz. I drilled a hole. Cut the V with a hacksaw. Put a round carbide cutter in my hacksaw and cut the slot from the V to the hole.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 02-28-2021 02:46 AM

Dang even I would use that yarn bowl:) I have never turned green wood, everything so far has been brown or off white?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 02-28-2021 04:15 AM

Great yarn bowl John. Good idea cutting out the knot to eliminate it. That acacia looks very familiar to elm.

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

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John

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#7 posted 02-28-2021 04:23 AM

Hey Andre, I just can’t see you knitting. I knew I had to be careful with how I worded things, you got me with the “green wood”.

Thanks Dave, I liked getting rid of the knot, and incorporating the grain into the cut. I haven’t had any Elm to work with yet.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 02-28-2021 07:16 AM

Beautiful, John.

-- Mark

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oldrivers

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#9 posted 02-28-2021 12:51 PM

Very nice good job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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lew

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#10 posted 02-28-2021 04:12 PM

I Love It!

Beautiful grain, shape and that low gloss finish is fantastic!

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

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woodbutcherbynight

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#11 posted 02-28-2021 05:45 PM

Incredible design, hope my Mother doesn’t see this, she will want a few. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 02-28-2021 06:08 PM

Beautiful bowl., John. I love the grain in that wood!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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John

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#13 posted 02-28-2021 08:15 PM

Thanks guys!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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