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Thread: Some Oak

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA

    Some Oak

    My good friend is the head grass cutter at a country club here in town and they lost quite a few oaks this spring to a bad wind storm. He told me to come get as much as I want. They had 6 semi trailers hauled out eventualy, but I only loaded my car once. I gave him the first bowl I made with it, never got a photo.

    Here is the second. It's 13" from end to end, 7" wide and about 2.5" tall I sanded the bowl and rim to 400 and added danish oil. I textured the outer part with an Oland tool moving quickly across the wood and then rubbed shoe polish across the texture. Let me know what you all think.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Nice work Jeff. Really like this one. I'm going to have to get into some turning soon, really getting inspired.


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

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Mason Michigan
    I really like this one too!
    "Small Change got rained on with his own 38"

    Tom Waits

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    It has a very "Rustic" appearance

    Good on you for rewarding your friend with the first bowl
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Jeff, this is one of your nicest pieces yet, IMHO. Great job. I see a few tool marks that sneaked their way onto one corner of the backside, but it's nothing a bit of time with an 80 grit gouge cant fix if you decide you want to.

    Keep it up!
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Great work Jeff on a nice looking piece.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Kirkintilloch, Scotland.
    Nice looking bowl Jeff. Must have been fun turning it.
    "Every day's a school day"


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