Mesquite Bowl with Walnut and Cherry Stripe

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Project by scottb posted 07-01-2009 03:35 AM 2609 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chatoyance from across the room, as Douglass would say. I so love the grain of the mesquite on this small bowl – for mise-en-place, or a little (very little) ice-cream. Measures 1” deep, by a hair over 2 across. I think I’m going to make more of these small bowls for the kitchen, in increasing sizes. This one fits inside a 1/4 cup measure!

Sanded smooth, bathed in walnut oil, then buffed dry. (It will be a kitchen bowl, need a food safe finish after all.) Looks good enough to put up on a display shelf. I could, but I’m not going to, this puppy is gonna get some use. Richard Raffan would be proud.

... hmm… seems about the same size of the other small mesquite bowl and napkin ring. I wonder what look alike might be in the works…

This is the last project in my 30 projects in 30 days challenge Will I keep making more out of habit?....

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-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#1 posted 07-01-2009 03:38 AM

Very nice looking bowl. Congratulations on finishing your 30 in 30 projects. Great accomplishment.

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

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#2 posted 07-01-2009 03:39 AM

Most outstanding bowl Scott beautiful and great desgin

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#3 posted 07-01-2009 07:50 AM

And a Texas infused 30 projects it was! Congrats on a goal nicely achieved! Love the bowl.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#4 posted 07-01-2009 11:41 AM

Nice contrast of woods. The mesquite gives it a very rustic look. I like this project best, and congratulations on your completed 30 in 30. Super job Scott !


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#5 posted 07-01-2009 04:07 PM

Beautiful bowl Scott, yes a bigger version of that would be awesome.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 07-01-2009 05:12 PM

great earth tones of the wood and your choice was a good one.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#7 posted 07-01-2009 06:08 PM

Congrats on the 30 in 30. Wish I had the time to do that. Very much like the choice of woods. Well done.

-- Tim, Colorado Springs

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#8 posted 07-02-2009 03:15 AM

Congratulations Scott on completing your 30 in 30. The bowl is a great choice nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#9 posted 07-02-2009 05:29 PM

Very pretty little bowl. I applaud your decision to let it be used. I echo the congratulations for 30 in 30, I am struggling to do 2 a week to get ready for the Fall.

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

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