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Project by VanDesignWoodworkin posted 05-15-2022 01:56 PM 389 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went down to our local fly shop to pick up some leaders and flies for my first fly fishing trip of the year this coming Wednesday. The owner of this particular Orvis shop is kind enough to carrying one of my fly fishing clocks and a couple bowls.

As I walked around the store, I couldn’t find one of the bigger bowls I had there:

As it turns out, it had sold! After taking his cut, he cut me a check for $55.

It inspired me to go through my burls and do another bowl. The piece above had been used to make two clocks, but there was still enough there to work with. I’m not sure the kind of wood, but I knew it gets really dark when the poly is added. I used the Dead Flat Varnish to keep that from happening too much, but you can see that it got pretty dark.

It was also very dried out and took nearly 10 coats of wipe-on poly to get a bit of a shine on it.

I went shallow with the bowl portion itself because I noticed as I ground more toward the center, I was starting to lose some of the grain details.

Thanks for taking a look!

-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"





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#1 posted 05-15-2022 04:32 PM

congrats van,i love these bowls youve been making so i can see they would sell easily.keep it going bud.

-- 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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#2 posted 05-15-2022 06:10 PM

Thanks, Pottz!


congrats van,i love these bowls youve been making so i can see they would sell easily.keep it going bud.

- pottz


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#3 posted 05-16-2022 01:40 AM

Beautiful bowl, and well done on the sale.

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

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#4 posted 05-16-2022 02:09 AM

I’m with Pottz these are really cool! Thanks for sharing.

-- Ben

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#5 posted 05-16-2022 10:43 AM

Thank you!


Beautiful bowl, and well done on the sale.

- swirt


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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#6 posted 05-16-2022 10:43 AM

Thanks for looking and commenting!


I’m with Pottz these are really cool! Thanks for sharing.

- Buckshop


-- "What do you mean, 'Give me some wild cherry gall?' What do you think, this stuff grows on trees or something?"

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