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This is my 1st ever Natural Edge piece. It's about 4.5 inches diameter, and about 2.75 inches deep at its deepest point. I would have liked to have gone a little thinner in the walls, but with a few cracks starting to appear when hollowing out, even though I flooded them with CA, I decided to go with the "keep it in 1 piece" option.
The finish is 3 coats of Cellulose Sanding Sealer (even on the bark, it is really hard and wouldn't even absorb thin CA!) and 2 coats of Woodwax 22 (paste wax)

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Great job on your first one!!! I like the wood color and the finish looks perfect!
 

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Nice natural edge bowl, Keith. I get them darn cracks all the time too. I figure they just give the piece character and go ahead and complete them!!
 

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Excellent job Keith, it gets a bit scary with the bark still on. and the cracks don't help.
You just gotta get game and go for it. Trouble is if the piece comes apart it hurts sometimes.
But you have done it right, glued the cracks and the bark, so the only thing remaining is nerves of steel.
Congratulations on your No.1, the rest can only be thinner.
I love that timber, the colour contrast is wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob.
 

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It's like looking into a well worn crater uncovered from some ruins, lovely job Keith
cheers
Pete
 

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A fine display of nature. Nice work.
 

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Very nice bowl, but I think the finish is vay to shiny. It makes it hard to see the wood pattern. I prefer it more semigloss.
 

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Simply outstanding wood, turning, & bowl!

Hope that tree cut down in winter or if cut in the sumer may lose that bark.
 

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Simply outstanding wood, turning, & bowl!

Hope that tree cut down in winter or if cut in the sumer may lose that bark.

- Wildwood
The Tree was indeed cut at the beginning of last winter, by a good friend of mine.
I split the log (it was starting to check at the pith) and sealed the end grain, left it for a year in mostly warm, airy, surroundings.
The bark is as hard as Iron…I had to use a BIG Mallet & freshly sharpened bench chisel to get a flat surface to start from, so I wouldn't think it will come loose. Very good point though!!

I've just got some more Laburnum, cut just 10 days back, so I may well rough a couple of small bowls out from some of it. It doesn't often grow much larger than about 10-12 inches in diameter & the pieces I got are only about 7 inches, but it's a real nice wood to work with, even though it is quite toxic!
 

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Congratulations - I hope this is the first of many.
I am not familiar with laburnum, but it is a very attractive wood - reminds me of our local walnut varieties. I look forward to seeing more. Thanks for posting.
 
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