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    Sapele Bowl

    Hi Guys:
    Here is a couple of bowls I did just before Christmas for the loml
    They are made with Sapele, looks a lot like Mohogany. I still have a lot to learn so any comments will be greatly appreciated.


    Joe
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    Hi Joe

    Good looking bowls. In South Africa where I originate from, we used to call it Sapele Mahogony.
    cheers

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    They both look real nice to me, Joe. What size are they, and what finish did you use on them?
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    very good info.

    Hi Rob:
    I had looked up the Sapele name and found out it is from South Africa, But it had not told me that it was known as Sapele Mohogany. My dad loved to work with Mohogany. He built a lot of furniture and pedestial tables with it.

    Thanks for the info.
    Joe



    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Hi Joe

    Good looking bowls. In South Africa where I originate from, we used to call it Sapele Mahogony.

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    Size and Finish

    Hi Vaughn:

    They are around 6 1\2 inches dia, and 4 inches high. I finished them in Salad bowl finish, around 5 coats, if memory serves.

    Joe




    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    They both look real nice to me, Joe. What size are they, and what finish did you use on them?

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    Great looking bowls Joe. Well done.
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