Lidded Bowl

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Project by John posted 05-19-2015 02:51 AM 1383 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Years ago I bought James A. Jacobson’s book “Small and Exciting Woodturning Projects”. When one of the twins got engaged I remembered this lidded bowl and started on it. Made of my favourite wood, Yellow Cedar Birds Eye Burl. Best smelling wood I’ve come across.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#1 posted 05-19-2015 02:55 AM

Beautiful and unique!! Nice work

-- I turn wood into 'things' ..... what is your superpower?

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#2 posted 05-19-2015 03:49 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 05-19-2015 04:07 AM

The lathe was my favorite tool to work on in high school woodshop, but I’ve never touched one since. Seeing pieces like this make me wonder why I’ve only gone square in my hobby as an adult.

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#4 posted 05-19-2015 04:37 AM

What a beaut! really nice work!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#5 posted 05-19-2015 06:08 AM

Outstanding! – nice shape & choice of wood , flawless turning :-)
You’ve even got a partial grain match lid / body. Thanks for sharing.

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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#6 posted 05-19-2015 09:16 AM

Wow. That is beautiful. Nice work.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#7 posted 05-19-2015 01:01 PM

You did a fine job on this and the wood is beautiful.

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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#8 posted 05-19-2015 01:57 PM

nicest lidded bowl I have seen. Superb work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 05-19-2015 07:47 PM

that is fantastic piece off art
i love it


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#10 posted 05-19-2015 08:24 PM

Nice work. The wood is stunning, of course, but it’s the shape I’m really taken with.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#11 posted 05-19-2015 11:32 PM

You made the wood even more beautiful. Nice!

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#12 posted 05-19-2015 11:37 PM


-- just rjR

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#13 posted 05-20-2015 02:02 AM

Great looking piece. Very well done

-- Ron Campbell

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#14 posted 05-20-2015 02:58 AM

Nice, by best smelling, you mean worse smelling right? haha stuff def has a smell of its own

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#15 posted 05-20-2015 10:45 PM

This is Beautiful! nice turning, I think we should have a smell button.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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