Lidded Bowl

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 08-28-2015 05:57 AM 795 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Why “Lidded Bowl” instead of “Lidded Box”?
Funny story. The Black Walnut body began life as a Bowl, plain and simple. The lid was a chunk of Sycamore (?) on my workbench, reminding me of a prior, failed, attempt at a Lidded Box of Sycamore. Well, you puts the lime in the coconut and drinks it all up. Or, if you prefer, Sir, you seem to have gotten some of your chocolate in my peanut butter. I thought it looked nice. I still do. The whole shebang is finished with bees wax. Last December is when I did this. It still looks like this, if a little dusty.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 08-28-2015 06:04 AM

You have been bussy lately realy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-28-2015 06:11 AM

Busy trying to maintain what’s left of my sanity.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 08-28-2015 07:14 AM

Looking good Buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 08-28-2015 09:48 AM

You like this one,, Gman? So do I. It’s very soft and unpretentious. Can you tell if that’s Sycamore? I’m not really sure. It came in a package a long while ago, unmarked.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 08-28-2015 10:29 AM

I really like this one! :) Very nice!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 08-28-2015 10:43 AM

That looks really good to me but I have never seen Sycamore that looks like that. I could be (probably am) wrong here.
Still looks good.


-- 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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#7 posted 08-28-2015 01:26 PM

I Like It!

Nice photos, too.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 08-28-2015 04:15 PM

Beautiful job on that bowl, Mark!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 08-28-2015 05:02 PM

Mark, this is a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 08-28-2015 06:42 PM

Another beautiful piece, I like the way the sapwood on the walnut blends in with the Mystery Sycamore top. Seems to me that the tree spirits wanted these two pieces to be united – otherwise the sycamore box bottom would have cooperated with you. There are no failures – only different paths toward success.
Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 08-28-2015 07:06 PM

Busy trying to maintain what s left of my sanity.

- Mark Wilson

Yup. Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most ! :-)

Nice bowl ! From the first photo, I though there was three of ‘em.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#12 posted 08-28-2015 07:17 PM

Nice! Kinda looks like an acorn, which I like.
Thanks for sharing.

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#13 posted 08-28-2015 11:50 PM

Turned out very nice Mark, good wood combination and nice finish.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#14 posted 08-29-2015 01:11 AM

Here’s an acorn made of Walnut and Birch. I learned this from Ron Brown.

-- Mark

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