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Bill Boehme
Posts: 994
Registered: ‎10-27-2009

Empty Bowls

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Here are four bowls that I completed this week and donated to local Tarrant Area Food Bank for upcoming Empty Bowls Project.

 

California Laurel burl with TransTint dyed and lacquer finish.  This is a small five inch diameter bowl turned super thin.  The bowl weighs less than one ounce.

 

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Just the opposite of the previous bowl, a very hefty 3/4 inch thick walled bowl turned from freshly cut green mesquite and finished with satin lacquer and wax.

 

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Another piece of freshly cut green mesquite was used to turn this winged natural edged bowl which measures approximately 15 inches from tip to tipIt is finished with gloss lacquer and softened to a satin sheen with Micromesh.

 

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This eight inch diameter bowl was turned from very dry FOG wood (Found On Ground) and finished with walnut oil and wax.

 

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johnclucas
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Registered: ‎10-26-2009
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Re: Empty Bowls

Very nice Bill.  I've kind of lost touch with the empty bowls project around here.   I did a 3 day demo for them about 3 years ago but don't know where they went.  I'll have to see if I can find out.

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krumy205747
Posts: 2,303
Registered: ‎10-28-2009
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Re: Empty Bowls

OH MY! I think I'll delete my pictures now!

Just kidding but your turnings sure give me incentive to keep learning and practicing! Very nice

 

Steve K

Where do I get my wood? I'm oppor"turn"istic!!
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charliew
Posts: 451
Registered: ‎12-01-2009
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Re: Empty Bowls

Very nice. Good job.

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bzy3
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Registered: ‎11-26-2011
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Re: Empty Bowls

Excellent work on those Bill right down to the finish and the photography

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handy-dan
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Re: Empty Bowls

Nice grup of bowls.  I really like the live edge bowl and the shape of it.

 

Dan

Dan
Youngstown, Oh
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Larry-Jenkins
Posts: 3,237
Registered: ‎10-23-2009
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Re: Empty Bowls

Awesome work, especially the first one.

 

Can I get some California  Laurel Burl?

 

Larry

Good enough.. Isn't.
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Bill Boehme
Posts: 994
Registered: ‎10-27-2009
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Re: Empty Bowls

Thanks for the comments everybody.

 

I bought the piece of California laurel (AKA, Myrtle wood) at Rockler's  few years ago and really hated that I paid so much for it.  It really was not a very good piece of wood and I spent a lot of time trying to make something decent out of it.  The bowl was originally much thicker, but as I experimented with various surface treatments, it kept getting thinner as I turned away ugly finishes.  I have used dye on maple with great success so I decided to give it a try on this darker piece.  Fortunately, the dye saved the piece from being tossed into the trash can.  Did anybody notice the brass filings patch in a missing knot hole.

 

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