A Neighbour gave me some branches from a tree they had lopped.  Not sure what kind of wood it is.  Possibly a variety of Australian Wattle.
The wood is very heavy and has a nice tight grain.
The Bowl was meant to be fairly  big and nicely rounded both inside and on the outside.  But disaster struck and the blank blew apart and I had to try and reshape it , Hence the style now looking like a Candy Bowl.  But it will sit on the kitchen table and become a utility bowl for perhaps keys .  Not so many Coins these days, as it could have been handy for pocket change.

The Finish is 4 Coats of Shellac lightly sanded between coats and then a coat of Wax and buffed while spinning on the Lathe.

Kind Regards......Cliff.


Nice recovery after the "disaster" - looks great!  
Good on ya, mate!

You can have my girl but don't touch my hat. Lyle Lovett

Nice looking bowl Cliff!  Love the shape!


welcome cliff.nice bowl.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nice bowl - the crack gives it character.
BB1....Thank you for your encouraging words.
Regards ...... Cliff.

hairy.....Thank you .  Good on you mate as well... Your Blood is worth bottling..(Old Australian Expression)

Moke......Thank you Moke, once I got over the shock of the Blank blowing apart, I quite enjoyed the reshaping of the project.

pottz .....Thank you and also thank you for the welcome....its so good to see familiar faces on this Site.

Steve Rasmussen......Thank you Steve, at first I was concerned about the crack, but I got to like it after awhile.  Next step is to learn about filling future cracks.


Good looking bowl. Did you have to use ca glue or anything in the cracks when you were turning it. Every time I try to turn wood with cracks, I turn my shop into a missile launching site. Good job !!!   Mike

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