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Thread: Shallow Redwood Bowl

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    Shallow Redwood Bowl

    This shallow bowl/platter is a piece of old growth redwood, about 12 1/2" diameter by 1 1/2" tall. The pics don't really do the curl in the wood justice. The wood was very dry and wanted to break out in chunks, so it was hard to get a clean cut in it. It also started out about 14 or 15 inches in diameter, but the edge kept fraying. In the end, the 80 grit gouge saved the day on the last few tough spots. The finish is once again Antique Oil followed by lacquer, buffed on the three wheel system.

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    Comments and snickering are welcome.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Boy is that one worth the effort, WOW just does not cover it
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Tyler, Texas
    That's beautiful, Vaughn. I had no idea Redwood could have curly figure like that. Gorgeous.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Yep Vaughn, that's the way to turn such a gorgeous platter/shallow bowl.
    Very surprising wood, the right choice for this platter/shallow bowl.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan
    Vaughn - looks like you captured the very best that piece of old-growth had to offer! Love the color and all that curl! Beautiful bowl - thanks for posting!

  6. #6
    That is very nice Vaughn.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    The pics don't really do the curl in the wood justice.
    Vaughn, I don't believe you...please send it to me and I will verify this for all the members here. That wood has some outstanding flare to it.

    Well Done!
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Beautiful, Vaughn!
    You keep raising the WOW Factor higher and higher.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    San Antonio, Texas
    I like it, Vaughn, but I have a question. What's the difference between a shallow bowl and a platter? The first thing I thought when I saw it was platter.
    Billy B.

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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
    You do nice work! It would seem blasphemous to put potato chips in that bowl!
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