A stick in the middle.

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Project by brianinpa posted 07-21-2008 02:30 AM 1631 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went to bed last night with every intention of staying out of the shop and going fishing today: I haven’t gone in about 2 weeks. When I woke up this morning, I wasn’t feeling that great and with heat predictions of high 90’s, I decided to keep the boat under the tarp and I stayed in the shop all day. I wound up working on 4 different projects – what a day!

I saved another piece of wood from the fireplace and decided to turn another bowl. I just can’t seem to bring myself to burning cherry. This one measures 3¼” by 5” and is finished with a couple coats of poly. While gouging out the inside of the bowl I was a little concerned that is was not going to turn out very good because there was an in-grown peice of a stick that broke out as I was turning. Remnants of the stick can be seen inside the bowl, but not the outside.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#1 posted 07-21-2008 02:34 AM

Well , isn’t that special !!!! You’ll have to repost this next year after some patina has developed so we can all ooooh and aaaah over it : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 07-21-2008 03:32 AM

Brian, this looks great. The grain in the cherry is terrific! Thanks for posting.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 07-21-2008 04:43 AM

Your stick adds alot of character. The cherry has beautiful grain patterns. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 07-21-2008 07:10 AM

Nice looking turning, there is never a bad turning, only a bad uh, uh, a bad piece of wood. Yea thats it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 07-21-2008 12:46 PM

Beautiful bowl. Keep up the good work, but don’t forget to fish too.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#6 posted 07-21-2008 01:38 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#7 posted 07-22-2008 02:23 AM

I can’t bring myself to burn cherry either. I have a small stack of it in the basement to prove it. Oak I can burn – after I look at the grain first ;)

I like the character the bit of stick adds, was thinking about ways of incorporating sticks into bowls as a sculptural or design element (Lots of time in the car – looking at trees, not enough turning) – gotta actually turn a bowl first I suppose.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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