Conventional Natural Edge Bowls


Russian Torch

By Michael Alguire, Machinist/woodturner in Datil, NM.

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This is a piece of Russian olive that had some burl on it, I turned it to the finish thickness, sanded to 240, I then used a torch to bring out the grain rings. I then finish sanding through the rest of the grits. Finish is watco danish oil, with three stage buff size is 10" x 5.750"

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Noah's Ark

By David DeCristoforo

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Made from a section of a Chinese Pistache tree that was taken down near my house.

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Red Mallee winged bowl

By Bob Rotche

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This winged bowl was turned from an Australian Red Mallee burl cap. It measures 9" in maximal diameter and 1.5" deep. The wings are about 1/8" thick. It is finished with Danish oil which is then buffed to give it a soft sheen.

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Natural Edge

By Kreg Hamburger at Kreg Hamburger Productions, LLC in Denver, CO.

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Natural edge bowl turned from a half Walnut log.

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Red Mallee Burl

By Mike Poorman at Woodshop Mike in Jasper, GA.

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This project held many "firsts" for me.  It was the first turning after I moved about 2 years ago and the first natural edge piece I've made.  It's hard to beat the amazing colors and forms that come from nature which is why I chose to leave the natural edge and let the wood speak for itself.  

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Witchy Witch.

By Chris in TN.

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This is a Witch Elm Burl Natural Edge. I enjoy working with natural edge bowls they can be hard on the knuckles but the result is well worth it. 

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Natural edge yew bowl

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

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The yew cut and the a section of bark removed from the middle to allow a faceplate screwed to the top. It was then fitted to the lathe and a base was turned and a reverse chucking point fitted. The piece was then rotated and fitted to the chuck. The top was then turned to create a natural edge bowl. It was then sanded to 300 grit and then sanding sealer applied. Then sanded up to 1200 grit and finished with two coats of naural beeswax. 

Red Oak Natural Edge Bowl

By Charlie Hamilton at YoungWoodworker in Richmond, VA.

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     This red oak bowl is 10" in diameter and 4" 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 and a lot of color. 

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Contrast in color

By Cory Mullenaux in Safford, AZ.

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This is a Pistachio bowl with black epoxy inlay . The finish used on this piece is deft sanding sealer and deft lacquer. I sanded between coats with 400 grit . It has 2 coats of sanding sealer and 4 coats of lacquer. I'm pleased with the wood colors and contrast .

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