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A few more Boxelder bowls

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Project by Buckshop posted 03-01-2021 12:41 PM 410 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are all from a tree that came down in the yard. I typically have someone in mind as I’m making bowls. Sometimes they get them and sometimes my wife grabs them up as she walks through the shop!

-- Ben





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 03-01-2021 01:25 PM

Nice work on the bowl Ben.

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

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#2 posted 03-01-2021 03:09 PM

nice work ben,you make a bowl with a big piece missing on purpose i make em by mistake-lol.

-- 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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#3 posted 03-01-2021 04:22 PM

Nice mix of shapes and sizes

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Buckshop

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#4 posted 03-01-2021 04:51 PM

Thanks Doubledd!

Pottz and MovingChips that’s what I love about turning you never know how it will turn out(pun intended) every bowl is unique.

-- Ben

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#5 posted 03-02-2021 03:06 AM

The colors and patterns are amazing. How long does that reddish color last? Does it eventually change to brown?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#6 posted 03-02-2021 12:12 PM

Swirt the red is a fungus that grows in Boxelder. Not positive but I imagine it stays…maybe someone can correct me on that?

-- Ben

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#7 posted 03-02-2021 01:05 PM

I am no expert but on another forum they are discussing this topic. The red will change with time. It seems finishes with u.v. inhibitors in it will protect it longer. Also keeping it out of direct light. There also seems to be some turners that use trans-tint red dye or airbrushing golden magenta air brush color (good match) to tint the red and keep that color in the piece when it starts to turn. Its a gorgeous color.

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#8 posted 03-02-2021 07:59 PM

Thanks for the info @Buckshop and @MrWolfe

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#9 posted 03-12-2021 11:38 PM

Pretty cool! I have made several bowls out of box elder, sometimes they turn out, sometimes they don,t. I have noticed that it seems to fall apart more often. What do you finish it with, I think polyurethane makes it turn yellow.

-- Les, Pa.

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#10 posted 03-14-2021 01:27 AM

Les I use shellac or polyurethane typically. I did a couple with a food safe oil, still waiting to see what happens with them.

-- Ben

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