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My wife and I welcomed our third child to our family, and we wanted newborn pictures taken. My wife was working on a knit blanket and decided she wanted to have it in the pictures. While talking about it, we decided it would be cool to have a bowl for her picture to be taken in. I turned it from dried log to bowl the morning of the pictures and got it done just in time. It was just rough turned with no sanding to keep it rugged looking contrasting her tiny self. It’s about 16” in diameter, and I left a very large base so it wouldn’t dump her out. I am thinking about finishing it out for her to give as a gift, but haven’t decided yet. I may just give it to her as is. Thanks for looking.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#1 posted 10-14-2014 07:09 PM

great job! my wife takes pics for people and I do all the photoshopping! Great pic, great blanket, and great bowl! (oh…and very cute little girl – congrats!!)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Mainiac Matt

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#2 posted 10-14-2014 07:43 PM

Sweet baby girl and a great pic.

We have a friend who runs a photography studio and this style of baby photography is all the rage these days. So cute how they sleep soundly through it all curled up into a little ball.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#3 posted 10-14-2014 10:09 PM

congratulations!!! that’s a great thing to make that has some real meaning. maybe you could woodburn or carve her name and bday into the bottom?

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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#4 posted 10-14-2014 10:59 PM

Great photo. What was most fun? Making the bowl or making the baby? <grin>

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#5 posted 10-14-2014 11:54 PM

What a little angel! Nice bowl as well. And a GREAT picture.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 10-15-2014 12:04 AM

Jim, I’d be willing to bet it’s the bowl. More time and effort involved in the making. Hehehe

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 10-15-2014 03:21 AM

That could be quite a family heirloom. Holding that bowl when she is grown can give a reference to how small she was as a baby.


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#8 posted 10-15-2014 05:00 AM

Very cool, congratulations|

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 10-15-2014 10:00 AM

Great idea for the photo and nice turning.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#11 posted 10-15-2014 01:53 PM

Exemplary work. Absolutely first-rate.

I would put the bowl away, and give it to her as a wedding gift. Whatever you do, fabulous work with lots of potential to be enjoyed for years and years. Well done.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#12 posted 10-15-2014 06:12 PM

Awwwwwwww look at the sweet baby

good job – ur boys can swim!

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#13 posted 10-15-2014 06:33 PM

Awsome idea, picture, blankee, bowl and of course the little one makes it all worth while

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#14 posted 10-15-2014 07:25 PM

Great photo. What was most fun? Making the bowl or making the baby?

- Jim Finn

Makeing the Baby is the easy part , makeing them into good Adults is the Hard part.
Great looking bowl and a great idea for the photo.

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#15 posted 10-15-2014 08:06 PM

I agree with Henry … store it away and give to her on her wedding day

Precious child. Excellent photo!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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