Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: 3 sapele bowls

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Kirkintilloch, Scotland.
    Posts
    230

    3 sapele bowls

    these three bowls are all finished with a food safe oil the first one is my first square attempt it is 5ins x 2ins
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	square sapele bowl2.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	40.7 KB 
ID:	22678
    this second one is 4ins x 1 1/2ins
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	small bowl sapele.jpg 
Views:	13 
Size:	56.1 KB 
ID:	22679 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	sapele small bowl.jpg 
Views:	8 
Size:	39.2 KB 
ID:	22680
    the last one is 11ins x 2ins
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	sapele bowl 11ins.jpg 
Views:	13 
Size:	39.2 KB 
ID:	22681 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	sapele bowl 11ins 1.jpg 
Views:	11 
Size:	44.7 KB 
ID:	22682

    critque and comments will be helpfull
    "Every day's a school day"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Goodland, Kansas
    Posts
    4,834
    Very nice bowls. I really like the third one. Well done.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day
    and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Posts
    13,454
    Nice work John. I like all three, but that first one is very unique. I've not seen one done like that before.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,020
    Great job on all three bowls, John. Those square forms sure can be knuckle-busters if you're not careful, huh? I'd vote for the third one as my favorite.

    What oil did you end up using for the finish? (Food-safe finishes often spark an interesting debate.)
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Kirkintilloch, Scotland.
    Posts
    230
    Thank you all for your kind comments. Vaughan the oil used was from IKEA they use it for their cutting boards, as it is in Swedish I am unable to list what is in it. It was an interesting time doing it and I have the cuts to prove it Darren the shape just evolved on the lathe it was going to be an ogee shape but this is the interesting thing about turning, things can change by the minute
    "Every day's a school day"

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,020
    Thanks for the info, John. I'd suspect the Ikea oil is primarily mineral oil. (Does it say "mineralolja" on the label anywhere?) I've used mineral oil on a lot of cutting boards. I use the pharmaceutical grade, so it's also food safe.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tokyo Japan
    Posts
    15,807
    Yep, I'll take the 3rd one too, but they are all nice.

    I picked up two quarts of mineral oil in Canada when I was there, hard to find it here in Japan.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

Similar Threads

  1. Dining chairs-mahogany(and sapele), the work is slow going,
    By allen levine in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 136
    Last Post: 09-22-2013, 05:52 PM
  2. Sapele Finishing Dilemma
    By gavin dj harper in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-01-2011, 12:22 AM
  3. Working with Sapele
    By Dietrich Trenner in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-27-2009, 06:00 PM
  4. Sapele or Mahogany plywood
    By allen levine in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-10-2009, 08:17 PM
  5. Sapele Bowl
    By Joe Penney in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-23-2009, 06:42 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •