Honoring my Father on Father's Day

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Project by Schwieb posted 06-21-2009 10:51 PM 1657 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Dad has been gone for over 10 years now but there is hardly a day that goes by that I don’t miss him. I’ve spent the past few days at the lathe I inherited from him. My personal way of spending some time with him and I turned out a few bowls. I’d like to think he’d be pleased to see what I’ve been doing with it. This is a mixture of spalted maple, mulberry, sourwood, and cherry, the little bell is pecan. I recently picked up a couple of books by Ernie Conover and have learned a few tips. I also learned about the late Rude Osolnik and his contributions to turning. I am inspired. Now I know that I need to get a for real bowl gouge. People ask me what do you do with all the bowls? I for one like to look at them and feel them and marvel at what God has given us if we just look for it.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#1 posted 06-21-2009 10:53 PM

that bowl is awesome wll done I like the one on the lathe and the one on the log best really lovely.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 06-22-2009 01:17 AM

Beautiful work.

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#3 posted 06-22-2009 01:50 AM

Absolutely beautiful. What a way to honor your Father. (Both of them)

-- You're Born, You Die... The rest is up to you! NO FEAR

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#4 posted 06-22-2009 02:16 AM

A very beautiful bowl and a wonderful tribute to your dad.

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

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#5 posted 06-22-2009 02:18 AM

Absoloutley a beautiful collection of bowls and dedication to your father. I’m impressed!! Being new to bowl turning your projects are all the more impressive. Thanks for the post, it makes me appreciate every day I have left with my father. As Shodowbox put, “both Fathers.”

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 06-22-2009 02:30 AM

I agree great job and a great tribute.

-- Dale

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#7 posted 06-22-2009 02:47 AM

Great work and what better way to honor the memory of your father. My father has been gone since 1965. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him.

-- Nubs,Reserve

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#8 posted 06-22-2009 02:58 AM

a wonderful tribute

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 06-22-2009 04:18 AM

No doubt he’d be proud of what you’ve done.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#10 posted 06-22-2009 04:21 AM

Some beautiful bowls. A nice memorial to your father.

-- 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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#11 posted 06-22-2009 01:31 PM

Your father looks down and smiles…

Nice job on the bowls. The spalted maple looks great. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 05-12-2012 08:38 PM

hello dr ken, im having a real nice afternoon looking at all of your projects, and i really enjoy the honor you give to your family, and in this one to your dad, i know he is touched with what your doing with the lathe and the beautiful things your making, you are certainly very good at using your hands, not only on folks teeth, but in your wood work, im enjoying looking at each project…thank you…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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