Holey Bowl

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Project by BobWemm posted 06-12-2014 02:05 AM 1240 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this a few months ago but lost enthusiasm when it came to the piercing part. Eventually the holes appeared though. Might have been a “Fairy”.
The timber is unknown but is commonly called White wood, so that is why I painted the piece with metallic paint.
It’s about 7inches diameter and 3 inches high. The walls are approx. 1/8th thick.
Sadly it doesn’t hold much soup so have to be a decorative only piece.
Thank you for looking and I hope you like it.
C & C welcome as usual.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#1 posted 06-12-2014 02:26 AM

This certainly is different! It’s very attractive and unique. How long did it take to make all those holes Bob? You must have many hours into this bowl! Nice work! I replied to your email the other day about the glass project, hope you got it ok!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 06-12-2014 02:37 AM

That’s real nice Bob, great lot of piercing, what did you use as a power tool? The metallic paint really gives a good finish. You most probably dribble your soup anyway Bob. Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#3 posted 06-12-2014 03:18 AM

You have got to watch those Pesky termites they would eat the bottom out of anything!

Nice finish metalic eh what was the product you used may I ask?

Did some experiments with metal and stone paint finishes got some good results

Metalic finish gold bullion.
Not sure where they are now, I think some little poeple blessed them!

and stone effect tombstones
Made this one up using gold paint and two selections of stone effect paint to refelect ageing

Was going to engrave Boeings start and finish in Australia but they are still going strong!

This one was just my warped sence of humour at work!
It is still in the garden today

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 06-12-2014 03:32 AM

Very unique style Bob. Would make a good noodle strainer. Nice work.

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

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#5 posted 06-12-2014 03:45 AM

Tony, about 5 hours all up, just for the holes.
Bob, my Dremel.
Rob, the paint is White Knight brand, and the paint is called Metallic Tones.

And Yes, I do dribble my soup. LOL.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#6 posted 06-12-2014 04:34 AM

Bob, I really like your bowl. It’s ingenious!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#7 posted 06-12-2014 10:42 AM

Very cool Bob…different and looks great….I like it…:)

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 06-12-2014 01:26 PM

Very nice, Holey work is good work.

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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#9 posted 06-12-2014 07:16 PM

That’s a nice piece of work. I don’t think that I have seen anything like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 06-13-2014 01:53 AM

very cool work you have done with that piece!!! I do like the colors you have put on this one!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#11 posted 06-13-2014 03:33 AM

Thanks for the kind comments Guys.
Don’t know if I will do another one.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#12 posted 06-15-2014 01:19 AM

Some pretty nifty work here Bob, I would say that you did a commendable job using that old slow Dremel Tool, next time that you want to try one, I can lend you my S C M High Speed air turbine engraver (450,000RPM) That with the right bits, make short work out of something like this.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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