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Thread: Box Elder Bowl

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    Box Elder Bowl

    This box elder bowl is 9" wide by 3 1/2" tall. Nothing real remarkable about the form looks more utilitarian than artistic. I was trying for a pretty traditional bowl shape, based on a crockery mixing bowl my grandmother had. At least I got the shape I was trying for.

    The finish is my standard Formby's Tung oil, buffed. Is it just California, or is Minwax Antique Oil getting scarce? None of the local home improvement centers (borgs and mini-borgs) seem to have it. (I'd mention my personal suspicions, but that would delve into areas the CoC doesn't really want us to talk about here.)

    For the life of me I couldn't get a clean, crisp transition at the bottom of the rim. Whatever I seemed to try, it still needed a little sanding, and the sanding would mess up my line. I eventually gave up before I ran out of rim and just radiused the dang transition.

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    As usual, comments and critiques are welcome.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Vaughn you did ok on the bottom. I like the simple form and of course the wood. Nice color streaking. Excellent job.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

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

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