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Project by BenDupre posted 08-17-2018 04:19 AM 663 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Seven inch bowl. I will take any suggestions on the species. Finish is clear wipe-on poly friction polished and topped off with minwax.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 08-17-2018 12:26 PM

Not sure about the species but I do like the look of this wood. Nice finish also!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 08-17-2018 01:13 PM

i agree with tony,clean simple and beautiful.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 08-17-2018 02:31 PM

Very nice bowl Ben. It looks quartersawn. This may be a coincidence but the bowl I’m working on now looks similar. This is a red Elm. Hope that helps.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 08-17-2018 03:14 PM

Looks a lot like myrtlewood.

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#5 posted 08-17-2018 03:26 PM



Not sure about the species but I do like the look of this wood. Nice finish also!

- woodshaver Tony C


Very pretty.

I use a lot of wood that I do NOT know the species of also!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 08-17-2018 03:36 PM

very nice finish … GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 08-17-2018 10:48 PM

Great bowl. It looks like walnut grain!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 08-18-2018 12:37 AM

Great shape Ben with nice grain.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 08-18-2018 01:11 PM

Beautiful wood, beautiful finish.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 08-20-2018 03:29 AM

Looks great Ben! Is the wood soft or hard, heavy or light, native to your area?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 08-20-2018 03:34 AM

John – very hard. Stubborn grain and difficult to get a smooth cut on the endgrain. Got the 8/4 blank from the “cut offs by the pound” bin at the woodcraft store. The color is natural. All I know is it’s not walnut.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#12 posted 08-21-2018 02:55 AM

Good luck with it Ben, I like to know what I’m working with but sometimes it’s a mystery.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#13 posted 08-26-2018 04:36 PM

I was going to say elm as well. I’ve turned a decent amount of elm and from what I can see in your pics it looks identical.

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