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|06-27-2014, 02:07 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Allyn WA/Palm Desert CA
Thanked 37 Times in 29 Posts
Still scrolling bowls
This is the latest effort
Poplar, western red cedar, big leaf maple (quilted and spalted), redwood, douglas fir, I think there's some pine in there as well.
Very handy hobby for cleaning out the "scrap bin"
Kids and friends seem to want one of these bowls of one design or another, so I keep trying to figure efficient ways to put them together.The staves on the upper part of this bowl are still the trickiest, but staves are getting easier with practice.
I don't have the final finish applied on this bowl, it has a couple of coats of Dalys Benite which is a deeply penetrating conditioner and hardener. I chose this because most of this surface is end grain softwood.
I still get a question or two about tools used. This is all scrolled and tablesawn and of course several different sanders. I do use a bandsaw to cut logs to size before final sizing on the table saw.
"You can observe a lot by just watching". Yogi Berra
|06-27-2014, 03:10 AM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mentor, Ohio
Thanked 119 Times in 96 Posts
Oh my Ron that one is outstanding. I wish I had your talent in making those. Thanks for sharing your wonderful art with us.
|06-27-2014, 04:03 AM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Thanked 52 Times in 51 Posts
Absolutely stunning, Ron,
I also wish I had your talent.
Thanks for sharing and God Bless! Spirithorse
|06-27-2014, 07:28 AM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Marietta, GA
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Truly your own special art form Ron. Keep up the beautiful work and thank you for sharing it with us.
aka - Bob, USAF Ret.
|06-27-2014, 08:11 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: MA USA
Thanked 155 Times in 140 Posts
Sweeeeet to the max Sherweld, how tall is it? Just goes to show ya, even scraps can live a beautiful life when banding together.
WD aka: Gloria
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|06-27-2014, 08:48 AM||#8|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Butler, PA
Thanked 174 Times in 150 Posts
That is amazing! And incredibly beautiful!
Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."
|06-27-2014, 08:56 AM||#9|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bellport, LI New York
Thanked 396 Times in 353 Posts
You obviously have way too much free time!!
That is another masterpiece. Your wood selection and fit are amazing.
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|06-27-2014, 10:04 AM||#10|
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: The Carolinas
Thanked 51 Times in 43 Posts
Ron, that was truly a pleasure to view. Scrap wood never looked so good. Congratulations on a truly one-of-a-kind piece of high artistic quality.
-- Jim N.
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting." Ralph Waldo Emerson