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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by CelloDan, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Marlingspike12


    May 28, 2019
    Congratulations to the winners!
    Those are very beautiful bowls!
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  2. TrapperMike


    Nov 23, 2016
    Great gaw. Those bowls are so beautiful!
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  3. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    4DB20D44-7014-405F-8F89-8DA15972335B.jpeg I just received my walnut bowl and Opinel from Dan. Sir, you are a real artist. I will be taking more photos when the lighting cooperates. You did such an amazing job I’m getting reflections where I don’t normally get them. Needless to say the Opinel is well an Opinel.
    Thank you very much. 882CED40-ACC2-40B6-ADB6-56106FF2158B.jpeg
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  4. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Thank you and welcome Alan :)
    So happy it got there safely and fast considering it originated from Canada.
    Cheers my friend :thumbsup:
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  5. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007

    Knife and bowl made it safe and sound today!

    Both are fantastic!! The bowl is already in use, to hold my assortment of knives to carry tomorrow.

    The Garden knife from Opinel will be an instant favorite. I've been eyeing the pattern for years.


    My photo skills are sub par....but here it is.

    Many thanks Dan!!
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  6. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    You are welcome my friend :)
    Great to know that the bowl is already on active duties :thumbsup:
    Best ! :)
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  7. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I couldn't think of a better way to use that wonderful piece of art (the bowl). :cool::thumbsup:
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  8. rje58

    rje58 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    The postal service FINALLY made it to my house today with a beautifully crafted mahogany bowl and a Victorinox Recruit! Thank you so much Dan! I was trying to post photos, but I failed, so I didn't want to fail to express my gratitude and joy in receiving such a beautiful handmade gift and a very nice Vic knife to boot!

    The play of light on the wood grain as I slowly turn the bowl is simply incredible. It's beautiful and expertly crafted.

    Dan - words cannot express my appreciation. All the best to you!
  9. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Thank you Jay for the kind words, I am so relieved it got there safely ! :thumbsup:
    Cheers my friend :)
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  10. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Well guess what...I scored a few chunks of an old overgrown apple tree that needed pruning :). Prune ....apple....how do i do it?:rolleyes:
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  11. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    I enjoy sharpening my knives. It's sort of a zen thing for me. So far I've made two steel toothpicks from a couple pocket knives. o_O
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  12. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I seal the end grain of the logs with a wax emulsion they sell for woodturners or you could use old latex paint laying around. This would help prevent the wood from drying too fast and cracking/splitting.
    Ideally you would then rough turn the bowl as soon as possible ( one inch thick or so ) and seal it with wax or put it inside a brown paper bag to fully season and dry for a few months, then remount on the lathe and finish turning it.

    That's how I prune an apple ... never mind lol :rolleyes::D
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  13. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Thanks Dan...I did the wax thing with the olive tree wood....but sadly I'd left it baking in the back of the ute for three days...like an oven...so it started cracking....Ive got the apple tucked away safe...Im back at the garden today ...I'll get a pic of the devastation that I cause.:)
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