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    Default Brown Mallee

    Nice chunk of burl, only first coat of DOIMG_20210220_112214978.jpgIMG_20210220_112242765.jpg

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    That 2nd one has fantastic "figure" I guess you call it. I think it would be nicer just as a turn out tradition bowl like the first.

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    Top and bottom of same piece.

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    my mistake, I actually looked "closely" and didn't pick it was just one bowl.................I'm old

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    Just a question, I've been using Danish oil on these ( my WOP has turned to jello) but after a few coats it's still a flat finish, I'd like a bit more gloss. So, do I just persevere with the DO or is there something I can put over it, wax ? shellawax ? Glow ? Thanks in advance Phil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pommyphil View Post
    Just a question, I've been using Danish oil on these ( my WOP has turned to jello) but after a few coats it's still a flat finish, I'd like a bit more gloss. So, do I just persevere with the DO or is there something I can put over it, wax ? shellawax ? Glow ? Thanks in advance Phil.
    Hi Phil , I normally wipe off the do after about 20mins and buff then put on the next coat and repeat many times , you can also use EEE and glow as long as the do is dry , hope this helps
    Cheers smiife

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    Thanks Mate, I'll persevere.

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    Nice work Pommy Phil.
    What sort of size are these bowls?.

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    The red one is 160mm X 45mm I started on the small ones and will work up as I learn. Very sharp scrapers are the go.

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    And to think that mallee was about all that we burnt as firewood here for many years, including countless burls.

    The local firewood yard stills sells mallee stumps/roots, which will yield some nice pieces if you can tolerate all the sand in them that chews up HSS. TC tips fair slightly better until most of the sandy pockets are gone.

    Mallee Stumps

    BTW, brown mallee is not a tree species, it just describes the colour of the wood in some of the approx 30 species of mallee.
    Stay sharp and stay safe!

    Neil



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