Segmented Bowl #136

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Project by drbyte posted 05-24-2007 03:13 AM 1722 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl is large diameter (over 12”) with Mahogany and Cedar segments in the rim. The second ring down is Cherry. The third ring down is Red Oak and the fourth ring down is Walnut. The base is 11 pieces, 8 triangles of Walnut separated by three 3/16” Maple strips, The bowl has a lacquer finish, about 10 coats then buffed and polished with paste wax and a final buffing with a lamb’s wool pad. The base is made of a real rich dark brown walnut probably a different species than the fourth ring down. Maybe English Walnut. The fourth ring down had a tiny knot in one walnut segment, guess that gives it character! The bowl was not made for anyone in particular, just made for the R&R value they give me after stressful days at work.

-- Dennis, WV

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#1 posted 05-24-2007 03:18 AM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 05-24-2007 03:19 AM

I just love these things. I really have to go sit atop a mountain in the Himalayas to find the patience to try one. Really, really nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 05-24-2007 03:30 AM

You make the best looking bowls!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 05-24-2007 03:51 AM


Mot…when you find enlightenment make sure you share.

-- Bob

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#5 posted 05-24-2007 11:44 AM

Very nice segmented bowl. I got to try this I have Conovers book on it and another one maybe I’ll get a jig too. jockmike

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

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#6 posted 05-24-2007 11:48 AM

this one looks especially complicated. And beautiful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 05-24-2007 03:25 PM

Thanks for the kudos guys and gals. I really appreciate them all.

-- Dennis, WV

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#8 posted 05-24-2007 04:02 PM

Practice makes perfect…and this one is very close to perfect Dennis. It’s Beautiful.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#9 posted 05-25-2007 05:55 PM

Very nice…thanks for posting…

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#10 posted 05-26-2007 01:46 AM

Great Bowl. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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