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I got this NIP blank a few years ago and turned it green. When it had dried there were lots of cracks through the limb knots and a big split across the middle.
So I cut it in half and fitted in the spacer Patched all the cracks and now it is all done.
The Bowl is 9.5in x 3.5in and is sanded to 400 and sprayed with Rattle can "Birch" clear varnish. I quite like the finish.
The clock is from Eucalyptus vasticola Burl, and is sanded to 600 and sprayed as above.
The clock is 8in x 6.5in.
Thanks for looking and I hope you like them.
C & C welcome.

Bob.

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Pretty cool looking grains and knobs.
 

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Not sure which one I like the best. They both grab my attention, and they each would take some time to examine and appreciate fully. Beautiful recovery with the bowl, but it looks like the burl keeps better time. ;)
Very nice Bob.
 

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great job Bob
it was a lot of effort to turn that beautiful bowl
 

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Stunning, Bob.
I just figured it out. The bowl, that is. The knots all around had me bewildered for a minute. I wondered if you had glued up several pieces for that effect. But, no. I went back and read the words at the top, again. What you call "Norfolk Island" Pine is what we call "Carolina Pine." Now, getting a mental image of the Carolina Pine in my neighbor's yard, I see that the branches radiate in a rather regular fashion about the trunk. Bingo. See? My head's NOT just a hat rack.
About the clock: I, too, made a ""Slab Clock" of Eucalyptus, some time ago. I've yet to see a Eucalyptus Burl.

https://markthewoodsmith.com/collections/clocks/products/clock-the-slab?variant=988453417
 

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Hi Ivan, John, Bambi and Mark.
Thank you for the comments.
Interesting about The "Carolina Pine", I wonder if it's the same tree. Better go look.

Bob
 

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Nah, they are different.
NIP is Araucaria heterophylla and CP is Pinus palustrus.
Totally different but similar.
How about that.

Bob
 

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Very nice clock Bob, really great piece of burl. Very good rescue with the bowl, great finish.
 

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The skeleton with the burl both compliment each other. Really nice.
The bowl with the symmetric knots turned out cool. Great pattern to it. Nice work BOB.
I purchased a piece of NIP 4 years ago from Hawaii, time I bring it out and do something with it.
 

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Took me a few views to figure out the skeleton part. My brain is alittle slow. The pattern created by the knots is very interesting. Knotty can be beautiful, so often we only want clear lumber. Fantastic projects.
 

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Both beautiful and absolutely stunning Bob! Your bowl gets my brain working overtime so I'll say it's my favorite!
Great work as always my friend!
 

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Top Notch wrk from "down under".
 

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Outstanding sense of design. The bowl is very attractive and the clock is the best of its type I've seen.

Would you share your source for the clock movement?
 

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Super clock, Bob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I'm with Jim Bob, that clock is a real winner :)
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Hi Guys,
Thank you so much for the kind comments. I really love that clock.

Bob.
 

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Outstanding sense of design. The bowl is very attractive and the clock is the best of its type I ve seen.

Would you share your source for the clock movement?

- dalepage
I bought it off ebay (Aust). The seller is pinchus69 but he has nothing listed at the moment.

Bob.
 
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