Centrepiece Bowl

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Project by John posted 05-20-2022 07:27 PM 549 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m not sure if the title is appropriate, it’s my best guess what to call this bowl.

It was rough turned quite a while ago. I still had a couple of trouble spots after all that drying time. I did all the sanding off the lathe.

It is a Yellow Cedar Burl, 10” D X 3.3” H. Food safe finish.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#1 posted 05-20-2022 07:48 PM

Love It!!

I really like the way you kept the natural “imperfections” and avoided the tendency to fill them with acrylic.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-20-2022 08:06 PM

real nice work, John…....Jim

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

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#3 posted 05-20-2022 10:24 PM

It must have been intense turning it with all the voids. Nice work!

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#4 posted 05-21-2022 12:26 AM

wow,love it you turned that without a blow up amazes me.i would have had chunks flying everywhere.congrats.

-- 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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#5 posted 05-21-2022 12:50 AM

Amazing that came out without going to pieces. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 05-21-2022 02:22 AM

gorgeous piece of mother nature glad you saved it from the burn, and amazing you were able to keep it intact, nice one, thank sfor sharing
rj in az

-- Living the dream

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#7 posted 05-21-2022 02:32 AM

That is gorgeous, grains, natural voids. That must have been a scary turning, no blow ups. Well done.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#8 posted 05-21-2022 03:05 AM

I’m amazed you could turn that without it exploding. Good job!

-- Phil, Missouri,

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#9 posted 05-21-2022 01:21 PM

This looks like a patients builder turning. Turned out great without having to reassemble it down the line. Excellent piece John.

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

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#10 posted 05-21-2022 03:58 PM

Thanks everyone, this was a fun bowl, I just took my time with it.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 05-22-2022 12:33 PM

Love it.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Gene Howe

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#12 posted 05-22-2022 01:47 PM

Very nice. Amazing turning.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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