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Life is just a Bowl of......Grapes?

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Project by jbschutz posted 09-02-2015 03:01 PM 989 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Life is just a Bowl of ….Grapes?.......Sometimes, you get going on an idea and can’t leave it alone. I turned one of my little trays out of cherry, and decided it could use a little pizazz….the lines reminded me of vines, so why not add some grapes. I drilled shallow holes with forstner bits and cut plugs of the same size….1/2 and 3/8 inches. The bowl turning was nearly complete when I glued in the plugs, so it was easy to go back on the lathe to turn the plugs flush with the bowl surface.
The front bowl in the first photo is cherry with koa “grapes” and walnut vines. One walnut bowl has maple vines with cherry “grapes” , and the other has maple vines with koa “grapes”. The pictures don’t do justice to the koa grapes…..they really give off some spectacular cross-grain highlights.
The bowls are about 6 inches in diameter and 1.5 -2 inches tall and are finished with spray poly and then waxed and buffed. Each has a disk of soft leather applied to the bottom.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com





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Clarkie

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

Hey jb, very nice, good looking work.

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#2 posted 09-02-2015 04:45 PM

Very nice idea John .
It certainly adds to the bowls beauty .

Klaus

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Roger

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#3 posted 09-02-2015 09:04 PM

Wow, jb!! That’s way cool

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#4 posted 09-03-2015 01:56 AM

beautiful

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#5 posted 09-03-2015 02:42 AM

Neat idea,

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#6 posted 09-03-2015 12:42 PM

very cool!!!

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#7 posted 09-03-2015 05:54 PM

These are beautiful pieces.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#8 posted 09-03-2015 06:54 PM

Glorious!

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#9 posted 09-04-2015 02:53 PM

Looks like you did a fantastic job on a novel idea!

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