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Wood And Materials Used
The Wood was a branch from a neighbours tree.
Tools Used
Band Saw. Wood Lathe. Forstener Bit.
Location
Brisbane Queensland Australia.
The wood was kindly given to me a couple of years ago when my neighbour was chopping down trees. It sat in my wood pile till it dried out.
The Project was meant to be a much larger bowl, but disaster struck and the blank blew apart on the Lathe. However It was possible to reshape the main body of the project and create a Vase type Bowl. It could be used as a TV Nut Bowl, but the inside straight sides seems more likely to be better used as a general purpose bowl, perhaps house keys.
It is 5 1/4 inches tall and outside measurement at the top is 5 1/2 inches. The diameter of the Base is 4 inches.
The Finish is 4 coats of Shellac rubbed between coats with 0000 Steel Wool and Buffed on the Lathe with a wax finish using a soft cloth.

The Base is covered with a self adhesive green felt.

Kind Regards....Cliff.


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This bowl actually came out pretty good and has nice grain. Do you have any idea what kind of wood it is ? I like the slight cracks, gives it character. Good job !!! Mike
 

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This bowl actually came out pretty good and has nice grain. Do you have any idea what kind of wood it is ? I like the slight cracks, gives it character. Good job !!! Mike
Hi Mike
Not really sure what kind of wood it is, it may be an Australian Native, but I couldnt really be sure. We have so many varieties of trees even in the one species it can be very difficult to tell.
It is very close grain, so I was surprised that it blew apart.
Thanks Mike, yes I quite like the cracks myself.

Regards......Cliff.
 

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Character bowls is what I call them and I have a few also. LOL. It turned out nice Cliff. Maybe start filling the cracks with epoxy or something ? That wood looks a lot like some pear tree that I have. It usually turns great and then cracks the next day after finished.
 

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Character bowls is what I call them and I have a few also. LOL. It turned out nice Cliff. Maybe start filling the cracks with epoxy or something ? That wood looks a lot like some pear tree that I have. It usually turns great and then cracks the next day after finished.
Hi Dave
Thank you. Yes I was telling myself at the time...'those cracks add character'....Thats good advice about filling cracks in the future Dave. I will definitely look into that.
Regards.....Cliff.
Hi Mike
Not really sure what kind of wood it is, it may be an Australian Native, but I couldnt really be sure. We have so many varieties of trees even in the one species it can be very difficult to tell.
It is very close grain, so I was surprised that it blew apart.
Thanks Mike, yes I quite like the cracks myself.

Regards......Cliff.
 

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Cliff, that has a good shape and is nicely done, it would make a nice bowl for a dresser too. Reminds me that I have a branch of Cherry down on the wood pile, been drying for over a year now, only about 3" diameter.
 

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Cliff, that has a good shape and is nicely done, it would make a nice bowl for a dresser too. Reminds me that I have a branch of Cherry down on the wood pile, been drying for over a year now, only about 3" diameter.
Cliff, that has a good shape and is nicely done, it would make a nice bowl for a dresser too. Reminds me that I have a branch of Cherry down on the wood pile, been drying for over a year now, only about 3" diameter.
Hi Eric. Thank you...The branch of Cherry sounds interesting...maybe a Bud Vase would be nice.
Regards......Cliff.
 
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