Thread: Yellow Cedar bowl
22nd Sep 2013, 03:31 PM #1
Yellow Cedar bowl
Here's a little bowl I made out of Yellow Cedar for a friend of mine. I'm pretty happy with the end result, the bowl is finished with Kunos Oil.It's only a mistake if you don't learn from it.
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22nd Sep 2013, 06:51 PM #2
Beautiful bowl love the grain pattern what aera is yellow cedar local to. Is the colour due to sap wood and heart wood or something else.
22nd Sep 2013, 07:31 PM #3
The wood was purchased as a cut/waxed blank at the Canberra Wood Show. By the looks of it the yellow is heart wood and the cream is sap wood. There was a small section of bark on the bottom of the blank so I'm guessing this blank was from a small branch/tree (~6-7" diameter).
According to Wikipedia, Yellow Cedar is a Canadian wood.
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22nd Sep 2013, 07:54 PM #4
It does grow here in Aus too, but not sure of range, I know of a few cut in northern NSW and QLD. I got some from Big Stan at the last Melany Wood Show
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22nd Sep 2013, 08:00 PM #5
Beautiful bowl. I've just gotten a heap of yellow cedar from mapleman, mostly boards and pen blank size. Sadly nothing big enough for a bowl. Will definitely try to get my hands on something big enough though. The contrast of sapwood to heartwood is lovely."That's impossible. Nobody can give more than 100%. By definition that is the most anyone can give"
22nd Sep 2013, 08:13 PM #6
22nd Sep 2013, 08:15 PM #7
very nice bowl there mate,well done
first time i have heard of yellow cedar
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Nice piece of timber. Nice bowl. I especially like the curving flare of the bottom of the bowl.So much timber, so little time.
23rd Sep 2013, 12:58 PM #9
Never heard of Yellow Cedar makes for a nice looking bowl good Job
23rd Sep 2013, 01:08 PM #10
Thanks again guys, I've got a bit bit of Camphor in the shed which may lend itself nicely to a larger version of this. If I get time later I might mount it and see what happensIt's only a mistake if you don't learn from it.
23rd Sep 2013, 03:53 PM #11
It will throw you off!
23rd Sep 2013, 05:56 PM #12
25th Sep 2013, 01:05 PM #13
Very interesting piece. I like the look of the contrast in colours
25th Sep 2013, 02:45 PM #14
You have made a very nice blank into an even better bowl well done.
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