Basket or Bowl?

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Project by taidsturning posted 06-20-2009 04:34 PM 1490 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have seen several projects which revolved around bowls being turned, cut in half and glued back together to form an elongated form. I decided to try it, but most had a seperate set of legs to stabilize the round bottom. I decided to make the center section part of the leg system. I decided since I had to turn a large square to go ahead and make the upper half a handle. Hence, the bowl became more of a basket.

The main wood used is Bloodwood, the handle/base is Canarywood, the tiled section is Padauk and Canarywood, and the end pieces are Shedua.

A lot of work compared to just making a bowl, but I enjoyed it.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#1 posted 06-20-2009 04:49 PM

Great Job!! I like the handle/leg you incorporated into this piece.

Job Well Done!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 06-20-2009 04:56 PM

Another fantastic piece. I’ll have to give that one a try sometime. Gorgeous work.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 06-20-2009 05:06 PM

I call it a basket bowl LOL beautiful and most unique. Well Done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Grant Davis

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#4 posted 06-20-2009 05:39 PM

Great concept and beautiful execution.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#5 posted 06-20-2009 05:47 PM

Not a basket or a bowl it’s in a category all it’s own. Fantastic work and a beautiful “vessel”.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 06-20-2009 05:58 PM

very interesting and unique. Nice work

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 06-20-2009 11:43 PM

Beautiful, super idea.

Balance, handle, minimal clean design, great!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 06-21-2009 12:27 AM

That is a great looking bowl.

-- 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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#9 posted 06-21-2009 01:43 AM


Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#10 posted 06-21-2009 03:12 AM

thia is a very cool project.
can’t say that I recall ever seeing something like this.
I like it!

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#11 posted 06-21-2009 04:49 AM

That is a very nice “trug”.

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#12 posted 07-28-2009 09:53 PM

cool piece, great design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 11-03-2013 09:11 AM

beautiful, love the design and the work is perfect

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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