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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 02-25-2015 08:51 PM 1443 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: ... was gonna turn a vase, ended up with a cup! :-) Part 21 of My lathe journeys. series Part 22: ... Tupelo gum w/ natural edge. This stuff was nice to turn. »

Bonnie has always liked the contrast between the light colored woods and the dark colors. So I decided to make something for her birthday (which is today). I started out with a somewhat tall piece but somewhere along the way it just didn’t look “right”. If I had kept with the original plan, it would have looked something along the lines of this…
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But long before it got to the finishing stage I decided to go in another direction. If you look closely, you can see it actually turned out to be two small bowls which I have stacked back together for those 2 pictures above.
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And I’m glad I did. I think it looks much nicer as 2 pieces.
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It just so happens that the lower half will nest perfectly inside the upper half and I must say it looks rather interesting this way.
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All in all, I’m pleased with the results. She had no idea I was making this for her. She only expected the usual card and we’d go to dinner in the next few days. And most importantly SHE is happy with her gift.
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They’re both just under 4” tall. The larger one is 6” across the top and the smaller one is 5” across the top. Finished with Danish oil, topped by 3 coats of rattle-can spray lacquer.
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Finally, here’s a kind of “artsy” shot :-)
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Usual disclaimer goes here. Comments, critiques, etc, etc :-)

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kiefer

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#1 posted 02-25-2015 09:46 PM

Good decision making it two and they turned out nice .
I am sure Bonnie is very pleased with this nice gift all handmade and with some thought .

Klaus

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#2 posted 02-26-2015 01:07 AM

They do look good. The one inside each other is really a cool picture. This way you can both share a bowl of ice cream at the same time. If Bonnie like it that much, tell her you can make her a lot more great things with some more new tools. Worth a try Joe. ha ha

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 02-26-2015 04:12 PM

If I remember correctly Bonnie has spent a little time in the shop herself, so she knows what went into
this project and can really appreciate it. Thank you for sharing Joe and I hope the two of you really enjoy
that night our. The bowls really do look good.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 02-26-2015 10:56 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate the comments.

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#5 posted 07-28-2015 08:45 AM

So pretty.
I have a Bonnie, too. She’s the girl with the hairy chest
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Clyde’s her brother. They live down the street and they adore me. (Dogs have very low standards.)

-- Mark

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#6 posted 07-28-2015 08:45 PM

That’s funny Mark !

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