Apricot Wood Bowl

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Project by Chefdavid posted 12-29-2011 03:47 AM 3209 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is on of my lasted bowls. Got the bowl blank for a grab box off the web. Took into a local lumber yard and I was told it might be sycamore… I also did some research and I think it is apricot… So that is what I am going with. It has some wonderful character to it. On one side there is light spalting. It is 6 1/8 in Diameter, 1 1/4 bowl depth, and 1 1/2 inches tall. This is only my 5th bowl I have turned. Really happy with how it came out. It is finished with 9 coats of hand rubbed polyurethane. All comments welcome!!

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 04:06 AM

Thank you Jim!!

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 04:33 AM

great result Chef :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 04:39 AM

Really nice!

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#5 posted 12-29-2011 05:33 AM

Beautiful bowl. Great colour and contrast in the wood and a gleaming finish. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 12-29-2011 05:48 AM

Beautiful color. Great finish

-- David, Center,Texas

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#7 posted 12-29-2011 08:11 AM

Very fine and amazing thin rim! Love that finnish too.

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#8 posted 12-29-2011 04:02 PM

great finish !!

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#9 posted 12-29-2011 10:12 PM

Thanks everyone for the great comments. I am learning that I spend so much time making stuff that I should spend just as much time finishing it to!!

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#10 posted 01-01-2012 05:57 PM

I like the clean lines here, as it seems to really highlight the difference between the heartwood and sapwood, as well as the figure within the wood. Nice work David. I hope to begin bowl turning in 2012.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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