Peach Bowl "Thanksgiving"

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 12-10-2015 09:55 AM 849 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You’ve met this bowl before, if you read the blog “My Pretty Peach.”
It’s December tenth, now, 1:30ish in the morning, and I’ve finished it.
I named it “Thanksgiving” because my original intent was to have finished it near that day. But, my love of filthy lucre got in the way. Then, the death of my Beloved Sadie interrupted. Then, there was the back-breaking day of the workbench.
So, wanting to move onto something else, I knuckled under and got it done. It’s really quite lovely, now that it’s polished up and finished with a couple of rattled and rubbed coats of Shellac.
And now for a few of the photos that wouldn’t fit within the six-photo limit, upstairs.

What does that dark spot look like? Bobs, Pete, Sam? Yeah. To me it looks almost exactly like Mongolia.

And now, just because you’re so good to me, I’ll share a little of God showing off a few days ago.


-- Mark

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#1 posted 12-10-2015 10:06 AM

Beautiful design. I like those circle layers. Awesome finish as usual.You solved thoe cracks very well.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 12-10-2015 12:05 PM

Looks like a dark spot to me Mark, nice looking bowl and a great finish.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 12-10-2015 01:03 PM

Beautiful Mark! Really like the design.

-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"

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#4 posted 12-10-2015 01:41 PM

Now that is one peach of a bowl The only thing I do at 1:30 Is dream and turn in my sleep. You don’t get much turning done that way.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 12-10-2015 01:50 PM

Good looking “Thanksgiving” Bowl, the finish is really nice. May I suggest that you keep working on your sky shots!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 12-10-2015 04:33 PM

Excellent piece, Mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 12-10-2015 06:05 PM

Very different shape, such a good finish, nice bowl Mark.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 12-10-2015 07:34 PM

Another great job. That wood is gorgeous! (wish I could have saved some peach from the Sister’s fire pit but alas no such luck – will have to content myself with the Red Cedar that I was able to spirit away.)

Bowl design is great also – very Deco or Devo depending on your decade of preference.

Thanks for sharing,


-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 12-10-2015 08:07 PM

I hope the few pieces of peach I have ready to play with come up something like this mark, nice work

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 12-10-2015 10:28 PM

Love the color and finish!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 12-11-2015 02:30 AM

Nice work Mark.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 12-11-2015 07:51 PM

Hey Mark, that came out pretty cool. I love the color and the character. Makes me want to cut down someone’s peach tree. Mongolia you say? I don’t want to be disagreeable but I thought it rather resembled Zimbabwe.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#13 posted 12-11-2015 09:09 PM

That is just LOADED with interesting details. I love the stepped design – never saw anything like that before. I love the shape at the bottom and what appears to be cracks filled with a white resin? Can you describe that?

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Mark Wilson

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#14 posted 12-11-2015 09:11 PM

Thanks, Todd. The cracks are filled with crushed Quartz.

-- Mark

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