Natural edge bowl

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Project by BrianGT posted 04-22-2012 08:04 PM 1563 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first natural edge bowl. It is from a block of beech firewood that I salveged from my Dads wood pile. Its finished with tung oil. Thanks for looking.

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop

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#1 posted 04-22-2012 08:14 PM

A beautiful work of art!
thanks for sharing the pictures,

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-22-2012 10:55 PM

Nice job on that natural edge piece. My one ann only one I tried had all the bark fly off!.............Jim

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

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#3 posted 04-22-2012 11:53 PM

That came out really nice, what the trick to keep the bark on there i had a few fly off myself!

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#4 posted 04-23-2012 12:38 PM

If the tree is cut in the spring/early summer, the bark will stay attached better. Beech tends to stay on better than most. You also need to work from the bark towards the solid wood part of the bowl, that way there is wood to support the bark being cut. I learned that from Carl Jacobson on youtube at HaydenHD. He is a great source of info and has many videos to learn from.
Hope it helps and keep trying.

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop

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#5 posted 04-23-2012 12:48 PM

I love this rustic piece.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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