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Wood And Materials Used
Brazilian Pepper Tree
Tools Used
Lathe
Location
Long Beach, CA
They were cutting down old Brazilian Pepper trees in the parking lot where I work (see last photo), so I grabbed a few logs. At home I cut them up, rough turned them green, painted then in latex paint to slow drying, then set them aside for a year. This is the first of 4 bowl I will get from that log. Surprisingly, I filled a few of the smaller cracks with a UV-cured epoxy - and found that this wood glows yellow under UV light!

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Nicely done, and a good finish.
 

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Really pretty. Nicely done and the color is so vibrant. Do you expect the color to shift like how cherry darkens over time?
 

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Really pretty. Nicely done and the color is so vibrant. Do you expect the color to shift like how cherry darkens over time?
I don't know. I'm looking forward to finding out.
 

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I don't know. I'm looking forward to finding out.
I find it so interesting how wood continues to change. I had a poplar frame that also darkened nicely, and red in some myrtlewood shifted to brown (that was a bit disappointing!).
 

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Those came out great. Good use of an incredibly invasive species.
 

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Duplicate post, sorry. Mel
 

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Great grain and the finish you used works well with it. Great job !!! Mel
 

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Great color and grain with the finish showing it off. Nicely done
 
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