Segmented Candy/Nut Dish

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Project by taidsturning posted 06-28-2009 09:21 PM 1518 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little bowl is made from Bloodwood and Oregon Myrtle. The base is Australian Blackwood. When I first ordered Myrtle I was not very happy with the color and my wife was particularly negative. But when you have 10 board feet you can’t just let it go to waste. By chance I combined it with some Bloodwood and found the combination very pleasing. The Myrtle takes on a slight silvery cast that doesn’t photograph but in person they are usually the first bowls to sell. The diameter is about 6.5” and the height is about 3”.

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#1 posted 06-28-2009 09:56 PM

Sharp looking. I like the contrast in the wood. Thanks for posting.

-- Rusty

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#2 posted 06-28-2009 10:00 PM

Ditto the above remarks. Very nice contrast. I also love the design and shape.

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

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#3 posted 06-28-2009 10:26 PM

Great Looking bowl ! Myrtle wood is one of my favorite woods it can come in some really great shades of Yellow (honey) mixed with dark brown to black accents and can come with some great curly/ flammed shimmer/chatoyant attributes, High grade Myrtle is outstanding wood !!( I love the burl). One of my favorite combinations is Myrtle & Walnut .There is also some Australian Myrtle that is Outstanding . I also have some mundane looking Myrtle that is silverish and I agree its somewhat boring . Don’t count out Myrtle wood it can be Super nice!!! and its great to work with.

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Great Job on the bowl !

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#4 posted 06-28-2009 11:27 PM

Striking bowl, very attractive! Great design…...................

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

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#5 posted 06-29-2009 04:32 AM

awesome bowl, looks great.
nice segmentation work.

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#6 posted 06-29-2009 10:16 AM

Another beautiful bowl.

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#7 posted 07-04-2009 06:10 AM


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#8 posted 07-04-2009 07:59 AM

most amazing bowl

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#9 posted 09-21-2009 11:38 PM

Great bowl,good combination of woods

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#10 posted 09-21-2009 11:48 PM

Really sweet bowl let’s be honest this type of bowl turning where you make your own segmented blanks , can sometimes result in dated tired looking woodwork.There was a time in the sixties and seventies, when everyone turned out these bowls.But I am pleased to say this is truly lovely and I have seen many very nice examples I think the secret is using good design and that makes a great sense of proportion to the piece sometimes segmentation can be also very heavy,however you have made a nice light design which is complimented by the nice segmentation in this piece. Truly stunning!!! I take my hat off to you.very kindest of regards Alistair

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