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1832 Cocobolo.
odie

1832 Cocobolo.

Completed 5/18/2021, Cocobolo bowl, 7 11/16" x 2 7/8", 15.3 oz, Original block was 20% MC, and took a total of 15 months to stabilize to equilibrium after roughing and anchorseal. Has undercut rim, and multiple details. I've done other Cocobolo specimens, but this one is one of my all-time favorites.....grain is outstanding. (Thanks, Mother Nature!) Finished to 600gt, Danish Oil Natural, and Beale 3-step buffed.

-----odie------
Elegant! The design of the rim is outstanding.
 
Just an outstanding bowl Odie! I really like Cocobolo. Great job indeed! :)
 
How many coats of Danish oil on it?
Tom.....

Most of my bowls have a single coat of DO.....but, I keep soaking it as it's absorbed under the surface. Sometimes that initial coat can be an ongoing process for up to an hour, or so.....

As I recall, this Cocobolo bowl didn't soak up under the surface very much. Maybe because of the denseness of the wood, or some oily content.....I don't know why, but it didn't soak into the wood very well.

-----odie-----
 
Outstanding piece, Odie. Talk about rich!

Don

Wow.....talk about voices from the past! You are one of the more outstanding turners from an earlier time on these AAW forums. I hope all is well with you, Don.....and, you are creating more great turnings.

Thank you sincerely for the good word....... :)

-----odie-----
 

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