Norfolk / Star Pine Bowls

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Project by DBinESCON posted 02-24-2014 10:30 PM 1430 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 13” x 4” bowl. The walls are 1/4” thick. The finish is “Salad Bowl Finish” from Rockler.

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#1 posted 02-25-2014 12:36 AM

Nice job.

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 03:46 AM

Nice work. I have a piece of this and can’t wait to turn it.

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

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#3 posted 09-09-2014 09:14 PM

ive been wanting some NIP for turning. How is the density? What wood can you relate it to?

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#4 posted 09-09-2014 10:24 PM

Joseph, I was recently told by an arborist that Norfolk Island Pines are not part of the pine family. They are harder than pine, possibly close to soft maple. They turn great green, but I got a lot of tearout when final turning other bowls after they had dried. I found wetting a rough turned project with a spray bottle and letting it set for a while made for a much smoother cut. (I could only make one or two cuts before having to spray again.)

The bowl in this posting was turned totally (down to 1/4”) when green. I was surprised how little it distorted.

I should be posting another Norfolk Pine salad bowl and plate set in the near future.


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