Three sided bowl

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Project by SafferinOz posted 08-22-2012 01:01 PM 2171 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my recent turnings. The wood is from a packaging crate which originated from Japan according to its IPPC markings. Any help with the identifying of this wood will be great. It is quite soft and has a distinctive aromatic smell.
All comments are welcome.
Please excuse the quality of the photos, taken with my mobile phone.

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#1 posted 08-22-2012 01:40 PM

Looks nice! How big is it? Did it come from a pallet corner block? Turn it round and then cut the triangle?

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#2 posted 08-22-2012 01:45 PM

Stephen you really must hone your photographic skills to match those of your turnings, and when you do, PLEASE take a few shots during the making so that the likes of me, and I’m sure that there are many, can learn from you. I can’t tell you what the wood is, only that the unusual bowl is a gem.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#3 posted 08-22-2012 02:10 PM

Wdwerker: the bowl was turned from a cube of wood 6×6 x 6 inches. The success of this bowl is dependant on getting all the sides square and the same size. The 3 sides are from the original cube and are not cut at any time.

See the link below to the project sheet.

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#4 posted 08-22-2012 04:05 PM

Great little bowl. I have also turned one of these but found getting the corners lined up in the lathe a bit fiddly I made a jig and cut off the 2 opposite corner. The Project sheet certainly makes a easier job of it. will have to try that method

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#5 posted 08-22-2012 04:08 PM

Neat bowl ! Thanks for the link. It’s nice to share all these clever ways to make something unusual.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#6 posted 08-22-2012 07:57 PM

Both of your bowls look great. I like this one the fact that it came from crate wood is amazing. Well done.

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#7 posted 08-22-2012 08:15 PM

Sugi Pine tends to crush rather than cut so you need sharp tools. I am reluctant to put on a finish because of the great aroma.

-- You will throw the ball

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#8 posted 08-22-2012 09:38 PM

Way cool. Thanks for the link and for sharing.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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