Imbuya Bowl!

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Project by MrBagel posted 06-22-2013 11:14 PM 1005 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Imbuya and maple glued up with Titebond III for washing ability.

I’m really getting into turning now to see the different wood combinations to develop a style. The maple was fairly difficult to sand smooth and this project took a few months of it sitting on my desk at work before i decided to finish it.

I’m really glad it is just the right size for a bowl sized bag of peanut butter m&m’s!

I applied about 5 coats of butcher block finish so that it’s food safe. I really like the shine on this one as I sanded up to 320 grit and then used #0000 steel wool to really smooth out the material before applying the finish.

Very cool stuff! Give it a try – you know you’d rather put your m&m’s into a bowl you made rather than an easy to grab plastic container from your kitchen cupboard!

-- Just remember... Keep your stick on the ice! - Red Green

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#1 posted 06-23-2013 02:23 AM

Great little bowl! You also did a great job on the finish. Well done!!!!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 06-23-2013 02:17 PM

I’m “bowled” over, with the simple beauty of this bowl. Nicely done!!!

I hope to (eventually) be “turning” out items of similar quality (highly doubtful, though!). I’m in the process of setting up my first lathe station. I’ve much to learn….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 06-23-2013 02:44 PM

This is a beautiful piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 06-26-2013 02:15 PM

Lovely little bowl, great shape and finish. Like the wood colors. Great job!

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#5 posted 06-26-2013 06:35 PM

Thanks for the comments! I just recently learned that I’m allergic to Aromatic Cedar.. Any tips on working with this type of wood?

I started turning a bowl and the next day my hand developed a crazy rash.. It’s all good now but I’m leary of working with this material..

-- Just remember... Keep your stick on the ice! - Red Green

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