$100 Bowl ? Crazy !

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Project by poospleasures posted 02-28-2015 10:25 PM 2348 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you have looked at my projects you already know I like secret hiding places. So here goes again with a walnut segmented bowl with a spalted maple feature ring. What, where is the secret? Just look at the pics. What good is this, I don,t know but I have been thinking of this for a while so have now made it. Thinking of leaving the $100 in it and offering it for sale (without showing the money) for $100 so see if anyone will believe me that is worth at least $100. If they do and buy it they will get the bowl for free and I get my $100 back. Silly I guess but I have fun with stuff like this. Whata ya think?

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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Arlin Eastman

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#1 posted 02-28-2015 10:32 PM

I really like your work.

I have not done segmented work yet but practicing tho.

Mostly I teach Vets to turn their own pens for 3 years now and can not keep up with the kits so started small bowls, vases, and boxes. I will not show them segmented stuff incase they ask me. lol

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#2 posted 02-28-2015 10:50 PM

Does the asking price include shipping to Ohio ?

You warned me and I knew you had something up your sleeve err bowl but I didn’t expect this.

Very Nice and like most of your work, outside the box (bowl) thinking

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 02-28-2015 11:11 PM

Sharp looking bowl Vernon. Just enough spalted maple to accent the walnut. I’ll give you $75.00 for it.

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

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#4 posted 03-01-2015 01:58 AM

Beautiful and clever workmanship Vernon, I really like it.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#5 posted 03-01-2015 02:36 AM

Ok. 70$.

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

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#6 posted 03-01-2015 04:33 AM

Very clever. Love it

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#7 posted 03-01-2015 01:16 PM

Now that is a nice hiding place. Maybe a larger bowl could be a nice place for a house defender. (firearm)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 03-01-2015 03:29 PM

Great job! I have always preferred the “hidden in plain sight” approach. Burglars would pass this by in their hunt for valuables, but it makes a good place to stash some emergency cash. Although I can imagine a small fortune going for $1 at a garage sale if someone forgets the secret. :) Thanks for sharing (I hope no burglars are looking at this website.)

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 03-01-2015 06:00 PM

I like your $100 idea. The bowl isn’t bad either.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#10 posted 03-02-2015 01:08 AM

Vernon the first thing that came to mind was the phrase A fool and his money are soon parted LOL


-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 03-02-2015 01:48 PM

Thanks Arlin, will be in touch.
Dick I can,t find a shipping company who knows how to get to Malvern.
Dave something tells me I just can,t accept your offer.
Jerry and John and Toyguy thanks for the words.
Thefridge has been out bid, thanks anyway.
Roger thats a good idea but would really scare momma if the bottom fell off.
Leafherder sure hope I don,t forget to take out the $100 but sometimes my memory does lapse.
Klaus that could be the name for the next money bowl.
Thanks to everyone who commented. I looked at all your projects, what a bunch of talent. Also thanks to the 800 who looked and did not comment.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#12 posted 03-02-2015 02:09 PM

Nicely done with the segmenting. I am scared to try something like that yet. Maybe someday. Beautiful bowl.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#13 posted 08-04-2015 03:13 AM

Clever! Gives me ideas—and that can be a scary thing!

-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"

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