|Project by taidsturning||posted 07-24-2009 04:40 PM||1232 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
When I first posted this I tagged it as a “turned bowl” not just “bowl”. I was surprised not to find it among the “bowl” projects. I guess I just can’t think like the computer yet. If other bowl turners are like me they generally only look at other bowls. Hope you won’t mind the double posting.
This is my first attempt at incorporating the star motif in a bowl. It is a lot more work than the diamonds I have used in the past. I learned a lot while doing it and hopefully the next time I make one it will be better. I like to think that my bowls are both utilitarian and decorative. This bowl is intended to push the decorative a little further and a little further toward art. Because I intend to make more like this one but using different woods, I decided to give it a name – a little pretentious but maybe it will seem more like art if it has a name.
It’s about 10.5” in diameter and about 5.5” tall. The star inserts are made from Goncalo Alves end-grain bookmatched and the stars themselves are maple. The rest of the top layer is Canarywood. The next layer down is Padauk, then more Canarywood with a Goncalo Alves base.
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