Conventional Finished Edge Bowls


Small Curly Maple Wood Bowl

By Charlie Hamilton at YoungWoodworker in Richmond, VA.

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     This maple salad bowl is 4" in diameter and 2" tall. I made this bowl out of some local wood that was destined to be turned into firewood. This bowl has a lot of interesting character including curly figure. 

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Beaded Cherry Salad Bowl

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This is a cherry bowl turned from local Florida cherry. It has small beads to give some texture to the exterior it feels great tin your hands. The size is 12" dia x 12" tall x 3/16" thk. The Florida cherry has some of the most beautiful color and grain you will find and as it ages it gets even more patina and color. All of the wood that I use is recycled wood that was headed for my local landfill or fireplace. Even my scraps are used by a friend to smoke BBQ.

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Red Bay Bowl

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This is a small bowl that I turned from a small piece of Florida Red Bay with a slightly Asian influnce. Red bay trees are succumbing to a disease here in the South that is killing all of the trees. I was able to get my hands on a few small log sections.The wood has a beautiful color and grain. the size is around 4" x4" and 1/16" thick. It is very delicate and must weigh only a couple of ounces.

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Beaded Florida Cherry Salad Bowl

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This is a Florida Cherry salad bowl that I made for a friend. The wood used is still fairly light colored but will darken and gain a beautiful patina with use and age. It has one bead on the outside to give it some detail. It feels great when you handle and use it, you don't want to put it down.The Florida cherry has some of the most beautiful color and grain you will find and as it ages it gets even more patina and color. All of the wood that I use is recycled wood that was headed for my local landfill or a  fireplace. Even my scraps are used by a friend to smoke BBQ.

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Spalted Florida Maple Bowl

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This is a small bowl turned from Florida maple. The streaks of color in the wood is called splating and comes from a fungus the eats the sugars in the wood but does not cause any rot. The size is around 6" dia. x 4" tall.

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Beaded Florida Cherry Bowl

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This a bowl turned from Florida cherry with the exterior covered in beads top to bottom. The beads add some eye appeal and feel good when you pick up with you hands. The Florida cherry has some of the most beautiful color and grain you will find and as it ages it gets even more patina and color. All of the wood that I use is recycled wood that was headed for my local landfill or fireplace. Even my scraps are used by a friend to smoke BBQ. Size is aprox 10" dia. x 8" tall and 3/16" thick.

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Double Beaded Cherry Bowl

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This is a bowl that was turned from Local Florida Cherry. The Florida cherry has some of the most beautiful color and grain you will find and as it ages it gets even more patina and color. This wood is so smooth and feels great in you hands that you won't want to put it down. All of the wood that I use is recycled wood that was headed for my local landfill or a  fireplace. Even my scraps are used by a friend to smoke BBQ. Size is around  12"dia x 8" deep x 3/16"Thk.

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Big Leaf Maple Burl Bowl

By Philip Wilson at Wilson's Woodturnings in Clearwater, FL.

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I filled the rather large voids with a mixture of epoxy and French Roast coffee grounds. The whole project was sanded to 600 grit before applying 3 coats of EnduroVar, while still on the lathe. I lightly sanded with 600 grit paper after each coat, and ended by using the 3 step Beall buffing system (tripoli, white diamond, and carnauba wax).

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Arizona treasure

By Cory Mullenaux in Safford, AZ.

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This is a large mesquite bowl with bisbee blue turquoise and morenci copper inlay . It measures 11 3/4 inches across and 8 inches tall I started with the bowl being sanded to 400 grit . Then I wiped it down with a tack rag . Once it is dust free , I sprayed a thin coat of deft sanding sealer to the bowl . It dryed in 30 min . I sanded with 400 grit between coats     Until  the desired smoothness is aquired . Then it is wiped with a tack rag . I then spray a coat of deft gloss lacquer over the sanding sealer . I apply 4 coats as a minimum of coats and more as needed.

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Bubinga pedestal bowl

By Ian Davenport at Davenport's Handmade in Leeds, GB

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A pedestal bowl turned from a bubinga wood blank. A faceplate was fitted to the top and then fittted to the lathe. A dovetail chucking point was turned into the base. The piece was then rotated and held by the chucking point and turned to shape the sanded from 40 to 120 grit and the sanding sealer applied then sanded up to 1200 and finished with 2 coats of natural beeswax with a light sanding between coats. 

Black maple crotch bowl --Butcher block finnish

By Josh Kramer

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Black maple -- rescued from local burn pile turned down 6 months ago and returned on lathe crotch bowl turned down and sanded from 150grit to 3000grit mineral oil and butcher block conditioner. Started turning a year and 2 months ago 

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Ambrosia Maple Vessel

By Artistic Woodturning By Pete Marken, Professional Woodturner

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The piece consists of ambrosia maple body with african blackwood and yellowheart rings on the foot and lip. These were added to gine the piece additional hight. It is finished with waterbased Wood Turners Finish.

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Magnolia Reborn

By Ric Taylor in Houston, TX.

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A wonderful 150-year-old deep-South Magnolia tree was blown to the ground in a heavy storm.  It laid on the ground for quite some time and had begun to show the signs of decay when parts of it were recovered to be saved and reborn in another form.  The early stages of decay and rot are evidenced by the beautiful streaks of black color through the wood.  The form was shaped with very thin walls, which results in a delightful tactile experience when the viewer picks up the piece from the table.  Life’s experiences teach us that a relatively large piece of wood should have a certain weight, an

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Ambrosia Delight

By Chris in TN.

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This is a Ambrosia Maple bowl and is probably one of my favorite woods to work with. I love the coloring In this bowl. 

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