Poplar Bowl

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Project by BobWemm posted 06-05-2013 12:08 PM 919 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cored this blank almost 12 months ago and have finished the two inner bowls since then, and got this one finished yesterday afternoon. I am a bit disappointed because the sealer I used darkened the wood slightly and made some of the natural features/colors less obvious.

The bowl is 11in x 4in and finished with three coats of WOP. Lightly sanded between coats.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.

-- 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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#1 posted 06-05-2013 12:41 PM

Nice bowl Bob, you sure got a great finish on it, you still got some nice grain showing.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 06-05-2013 12:54 PM

Plain bowls are ok but when they have a knot it gives them character. The knot also makes some interesting grain.
Great looking bowl Bob.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 06-05-2013 01:11 PM

Nice work, Bob.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 06-05-2013 02:59 PM

The grain looks very good to me Bob, very nice bowl considering that it came from Poplar, Most of the Poplar that I have used is rather plain, You might get some purple, and green at times, but not nice grain like this one. You sure got that lathe humming lately. Keep up the good work.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#5 posted 06-05-2013 10:41 PM

The bowl turned out great. The sealer didn’t take away too much.

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

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#6 posted 06-07-2013 08:34 PM

It looks wonderful. Has beautiful grains and the finish made them pop. The knot added a great accent. Great work!

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