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would you call this a "square bowl"?

I had fun with this one -- not sure where I first saw the shape, but it'd been in the back of my mind for a while.

It started out as a nice piece of cherry that came from friends who lost a tree to snow damage. I wanted to keep some of the natural bark edge if I could, but it felt too small a diameter log to work the regular "bark rim".

Finished with a couple of coats of spray-on shellac and 2 coats of wipe-on polycrylic.
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I'd call it a square bowl. My friend Jamie Donaldson does a lot of these and has a good video on Youtube about making them. I made a bunch of square hand mirrors for a while but they didn't sell as well as the round ones.
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Very nice.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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thats pretty unique
and that is always good
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Great work Duncan , I'll bet your friends
will treasure it.

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Whatever it's called it's very cool. I love the natural edges. looks like you made very good use of that piece of wood.
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Looks good
I'v seen lots of square bowls and turned a few. None with a natural edge though and I like that take.

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Great job Duncan.
Looks like a knuckle buster for sure......


Question......
do you rough cut any of the waste on the bandsaw to get a partial shape before you chuck it up or is that done on the lathe from a big chunk of wood?

2. how big is that actual piece?

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I gonna put this on my todo list. Thanks for posting, it looks great.

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Thanks everyone

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Looks like a knuckle buster for sure......
Uh, yes (and it seems I'm a slow learner)

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do you rough cut any of the waste on the bandsaw to get a partial shape before you chuck it up or is that done on the lathe from a big chunk of wood?
It was just a cylinder cut in half vertically.
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2. how big is that actual piece?
(From memory) the square is about 4.5" x 4.5", it stands just under 3" tall.

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This is really great Duncan! I love the way you kept the bark on the edges. It gives the form a really earthy and organic feel. I love that! I'm a novice myself and I have yet to turn a natural edge bowl, but I will definitely keep this design in the back of my mind for when I do decide to do so! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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Beauty!

Thanks Duncan!

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Very nice bowl! If you guys keep posting very cool stuff I'll never get anything else done!! I'm going to try some 12 cent pens today I saw on a Captain Eddie video! This stuff is habit forming! Should be regulated!!

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Nice job Dunc,
If I didn't read your post, I never would have guessed that was a piece of cherry. Square-edged bowls are fun, just make sure your fingers don't get in the way of the corners, ouch. Course, you'll probably only have that happen once. Good job,
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