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Project by Dreggy posted 05-25-2015 05:55 PM 1797 views 9 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used Bubinga, Sapele, Maple & dyed Maple veneer on this one. (My 3rd Swirl Bowl) The finish is Lacquer.

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.





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dgreen50

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#1 posted 05-25-2015 08:15 PM

Wow, I cannot imagine the time and effort that went into making this bowl. You have done yourself proud and I am envious of your talent. Excellent work and combinations of woods.

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dc135custom

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#2 posted 05-25-2015 08:25 PM

Love the work!! The colors and design are mesmerizing.

-- Rick...You can never have too many tools or wood to use them on!...Reno, Nv.

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#3 posted 05-25-2015 09:38 PM

A wonderful piece of construction & turning, great finish :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Pointer

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#4 posted 05-25-2015 09:49 PM

This is amazing. I too wish I had some of your talent.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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#5 posted 05-25-2015 11:34 PM

An amazing piece there my friend, looks like feathers. One bad thing for a top notch classy bowl like this on here, it will get a lot of nice comments, , but hardly ever gets a Daily top three, or even editors choice, If you was to drive a railroad spike in a 2” X 4”, and post it, you would stand a better chance. Just my 2 cents worth.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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granite

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#6 posted 05-25-2015 11:51 PM

Awesome!!!! Beautiful design ( I think feathers too) and very well executed.

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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#7 posted 05-25-2015 11:54 PM

Excellent turning, no question about it. That is some fine craftsmanship at its best. Well done.

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

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#8 posted 05-26-2015 12:19 AM

Wow! What a nice looking piece this is Dreggy! Certainly an eye catcher if you like beautiful unique craftsmanship like this. Like Rockbuster says this one deserves “Daily Top 3” or even “Editors Choice”! Guess we’ll just have to wait and see, For me, I think this is truly magnificent work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#9 posted 05-26-2015 12:21 AM

Nice! Daily Top 3, I guess it happened as I was typing my comment! Congratulations Dreggy !

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#10 posted 05-26-2015 12:28 AM

Wow… now there’s an interesting “twist”. The bowl looks fantastic!

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

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#11 posted 05-26-2015 12:40 AM

Absolutely stunning. Very deserving of a “Top 3”

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#12 posted 05-26-2015 01:09 AM

WOW!!!!!! That is stunning!

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#13 posted 05-26-2015 01:33 AM

That just boggles my mind. Beautiful work!

-- Steve, in Morris County, NJ

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#14 posted 05-26-2015 01:44 AM

These bowls are beautiful, and a lot of work, but not beyond an intermediate woodworkers challenge. I would allow about 30 hours to build one, maybe a little more for a first one. Here is a video I used to figure out the process to build one: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=259994630695591&set=gm.219396594774841&type=1&theater

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

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#15 posted 05-26-2015 02:22 AM

WOW!!!!! That is absolutely wonderful. A true masterpiece.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Congratulations on your No.1 spot, it is really deserved.
I look forward to the next one.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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