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corbs
22nd Sep 2013, 03:31 PM
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.

Rod Gilbert
22nd Sep 2013, 06:51 PM
Hi Corbs,
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.
Regards Rod.:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

corbs
22nd Sep 2013, 07:31 PM
Rod,
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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupressus_nootkatensis) is a Canadian wood.



Corbs

dai sensei
22nd Sep 2013, 07:54 PM
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

How did you find it to turn Corbs?

eisbaer
22nd Sep 2013, 08:00 PM
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. :thumbup:

corbs
22nd Sep 2013, 08:13 PM
Thanks guys :)


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

How did you find it to turn Corbs?

This blank came from Big Stan as well (probably the same tree as yours :wink:. The wood was very green and turned nicely but smelt like rotten fruit turning.

smiife
22nd Sep 2013, 08:15 PM
hi corbs,
very nice bowl there mate,well done :cool:
first time i have heard of yellow cedar
cheers smiife:2tsup:

Paul39
23rd Sep 2013, 12:27 PM
Corbs,

Nice piece of timber. Nice bowl. I especially like the curving flare of the bottom of the bowl.

Mike Tilley
23rd Sep 2013, 12:58 PM
Never heard of Yellow Cedar makes for a nice looking bowl good Job

corbs
23rd Sep 2013, 01:08 PM
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 happens :D

RETIRED
23rd Sep 2013, 03:53 PM
It will throw you off!:D

Sawdust Maker
23rd Sep 2013, 05:56 PM
Nice bowl
really like the shape and the wood colour variation is very interesting
I wonder if it will stay that defined or fade some (anyone know?)



It will throw you off!:D

Gawd - your jokes are getting worse :doh:

Christos
25th Sep 2013, 01:05 PM
Very interesting piece. I like the look of the contrast in colours

ian thorn
25th Sep 2013, 02:45 PM
You have made a very nice blank into an even better bowl well done.