Bowling Madness - Grapefruit Tree Crotch

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Project by Nick_R posted 07-10-2013 06:47 PM 852 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am deep into the madness of making bowls out of every tree I find. My neighbor cut down a very old and dying grapefruit tree and I snagged a nice big chunk that included the crotch.

I turned it down and am disappointed in the overall shape. It was much nicer in the beginning but then I kept trying to make it “better”.

This part of the tree came out very yellow while the remaining bowls I made came out a dirty gray/yellow. I love how they look. Finished with wax and some paste to shine them up.

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.

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#1 posted 07-10-2013 06:50 PM

Perhaps some oil (BLO or Mineral) or some shellac to bring out the grain a bit more?

-- - Terry

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Scott Oldre

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#2 posted 07-10-2013 11:59 PM

Personally, I think that is a perfectly shaped bowl. Nice curve to the bottom, with straight edges and the little accent at the top. How could it be any better. Nicely done. Be proud of it. It would never have existed without you taking the time with it.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 07-12-2013 06:26 PM

Like it, nice rounded shape and very thin. It looks great and very smooth. Great job!

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