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Bernie Weishapl
12-02-2011, 4:43 PM
Here is a chinaberry bowl from my Mike Smith wood stash. It is 9" X 3 1/2". It was finished with waterlox. I did a little embellishment on the outside which my wife likes a lot because she said you can pick the bowl up easily.

Tony De Masi
12-02-2011, 5:03 PM
Man, someone's been on a roll here. Another very nice bowl Bernie. I keep waiting for a cherry one though.

Roger Chandler
12-02-2011, 5:08 PM
'Nuther nice-n' Bernie..........I have never turned chinaberry.................what wood would you compare it to as far a working it with tools? Is it hard, like hard maple?

John Keeton
12-02-2011, 5:10 PM
Nice work, Bernie! How did you like the Chinaberry to turn? Seems like you may have turned a piece before, but I can't recall. I kind of enjoyed turning the piece I got from Mike - though it did warp quite a bit.

Baxter Smith
12-02-2011, 9:01 PM
Nice job Bernie. I don't know if I have ever seen a chinaberry tree. Had to google it to find out more info.

charlie knighton
12-02-2011, 10:09 PM
very nice, Bernie, i believe chinaberry is in the mahogney family, hope i spelled that somewhat close

Bernie Weishapl
12-02-2011, 10:13 PM
Thanks for the kind comments. John I have turned it before. Mine was pretty dry.

Baxter I had a gentleman from Texas tells me it grows down there like a weed. I have turned a few blanks of it and like it. Finishes well.

Charlie it is kinda like mahogany.

Tony hang on the cherry is a drying. Anchorsealed them so will be about 3 or 4 more months. I cored it and got 3 bowls out of each side.

Steve Schlumpf
12-02-2011, 10:15 PM
Nice work Bernie! I really like the grain pattern in this!!

Bernie Weishapl
12-03-2011, 12:23 AM
Thanks again Steve. The wife likes the beads on this one because with her hands she can pick it up.

Jim Burr
12-03-2011, 12:36 AM
Haven't seen this wood before Bernie. Real nice shape and grain. The beads look like they'd come in handy for carrying all those M&M's!

Michelle Rich
12-03-2011, 8:29 AM
yep, I can see why your wife likes it.

Bernie Weishapl
12-03-2011, 11:59 AM
Thanks again. Michelle she has arthritis in here hands so anything to make it easier to handle.