Lighted Bowl #2

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Project by MackTheSaw posted 12-08-2008 04:07 AM 1295 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a little bowl I made. It’s about 8” diameter, made of leopardwood and epoxy resin, dyed yellow.


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#1 posted 12-08-2008 04:33 AM

Very nice. Could you share some techniques or comments on your work?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 12-08-2008 05:07 AM

I’m afraid I don’t have a lot to add about this one, mmh. Technically, the turning is pretty straightforward: turned on a faceplate and finished on the lathe with oil and varnish. The epoxy part I’ll leave to you to figure out. In terms of form and design, I chose a wood with a lot of organic texture to counterpoint the smooth translucency of the epoxy, and then I chose a very simple form that would not compete with the other design elements.



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#3 posted 12-08-2008 05:29 AM

looks good

your lucky i wish i could work with lacewood
i get allergic reaction from it

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#4 posted 12-08-2008 05:37 AM

Extremely cool bowl! Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 12-08-2008 06:09 AM

Mack, you’ve done a beautiful job with this turning. Very nice.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 12-08-2008 06:20 AM

Thanks you guys. I appreciate your comments.


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#7 posted 12-08-2008 07:38 AM

awesome bowl !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 12-08-2008 11:25 AM

Man, oh man, that is pretty. You did a fine job on this.

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#9 posted 12-08-2008 01:23 PM

Very nice platter, another unique pattern you’ve designed. Two different looks depending on where you are standing. Very neat.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 12-08-2008 05:44 PM

I must say what a truely amazing bowl. The photo catches the light just right! It quickly drew my eye to this one of a kind masterpiece!!!! Great Job.

-- Melinda Winner, gulfport Mississippi

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#11 posted 12-08-2008 10:24 PM

wow, great piece! whats up with the epoxy, did you fill a couple wedge sections?... was it damaged wood or by design? and the darker sections below the epoxy??? please clear it up for me before I scratch a hole in my head. craven

-- let the chips fly!

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#12 posted 12-09-2008 04:39 AM

I’m not going to give it all away, but I’ll tell you craven that I cut into a perfectly healthy block of wood and filled the cavity with epoxy. The darker sections are only places where the epoxy doesn’t go all the way through the wall of the bowl.

Dusty, rikkor, mike, min, and craven, thank you all very much. I appreciate your kind words.


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