Two Small Bowls Made From Silky Oak

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Project by Cliff posted 07-23-2021 05:27 AM 415 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Bits and Pieces left over from 2 Platters made from Silky Oak. The Second Platter will be posted soon.
Being a bit of a Tight Wad, I could not bear to throw out some nice little pieces of wood. So a couple of small Bowls seemed a good plan.
The larger Bowl was finished with ORGANIC DANISH OIL. Hard to get a gloss with ORGANIC Danish Oil, So I settled for a Matt Finish. The Small Bowl I went back to CABOTTS Bench Top Varnish for a gloss finish.
These Bowls will also be given to my neighbours.
The Final Platter from the 2 Blanks will look very much like the Platter I posted earlier today. It will be Posted Tonight.
The Larger Bowl is 5 inches in Diameter and 2 1/4 inches Deep.
The Smaller Bowl is 4 inches in Diameter and 1 inch Deep.

Kind Regards to all Lumber Jocks…..Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#1 posted 07-23-2021 01:07 PM

Nice save putting all the extra pieces together. I can barely see them in the picture. Soon you will be doing segmented bowls.

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

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#2 posted 07-23-2021 01:30 PM

Nice work, Cliff. You are getting more lathe time than me right now!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 07-23-2021 04:04 PM

good looking work. like the bowls and the platters.

-- Ron

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#4 posted 07-23-2021 08:41 PM

Do you take any special alergy precautions turning Silky Oak?

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#5 posted 07-24-2021 02:23 AM

doubleDD….Thanks Dave, Yes its hard to throw away any bits of wood. WOW!!!! Segmented Bowls. Now that would be a Challenge.

Jim Jakosh…. Thanks Jim, yes I’m Cracking the Whip, I better give the Shop Elves a Lunch Break to keep them happy.

987 Ron..Thank you Ron. Much appreciated!!

Ocelot…. Yes I always wear Safety Goggles and a Respirator with a Full Face Shield with all my Turning and Wood Work.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#6 posted 07-24-2021 05:40 AM

Probably gonna get laughed at, but just what is considered Silky Oak. I like the grain and they look good when you turn them. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 07-25-2021 02:32 AM

Hi Mike,
I would think that all over the world there are various types of Oak. In the the State of Queensland Australia where I come from we have the QUEENSLAND SILKY OAK.

I will PM you and tell you more.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#8 posted 07-27-2021 02:25 PM

Really putting that wood to use! LOL Love the figure of the wood in the bigger bowl

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