Viking Sunset Bowl

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Project by log2lumber posted 01-10-2016 05:42 PM 1057 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a collaborative effort of my wife and I who are both turners. This was a Christmas gift for her parents.

The bowl is based on the work of Nick Agar. Our woodturning club had Nick in for a demo day and 2 hands on classes in November. My wife was lucky enough to be in one of the hands-on class. Nick actually stayed at our house for 3 days after the class to tour Detroit.

All work is done on the lathe and it is one piece including the medallion in the center. The wood is Sycamore. A variety of texturing tools were used to make the spiral effects and leather stamps to make the patterns. The exterior rim, and medallion are airbrushed black with Transtint dye and gilded. The inside is airbrushed with multiple colors at different distances. The finish on the interior is 10 coats of General Finishes High Performance which is hand rubbed out.

This is our 3rd bowl of this kind. Also, my wife could not turn in the 2 years prior to Nick’s class because of an injury and was 5 month post op from neck surgery when she started on these.

-- I have a portable sawmill in the Detroit area

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#1 posted 01-10-2016 07:28 PM

Beautiful work!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 07:28 PM

Nice job on this one, I was lucky enough to do a class with Nick last years when he did his NZ tour, he is a fabulous artist & fun demonstrator & has a great way of sharing his vast knowledge.
There is a lot of detail in these pieces & the chance of getting it all wrong, you have both done a really great job on this, I’m sure Nick would be very pleased

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

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#3 posted 01-10-2016 07:58 PM

ive got a bowl fetish and I love this one great job

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 01-11-2016 02:51 AM


-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 01-11-2016 06:23 AM

So many techniques all done so expertly. It is hard to believe that this is all made out of wood. Much less a single piece of wood. It is seeing work like this that makes me want to push beyond the things I have already done. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Chuck, Minnesota

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#6 posted 01-11-2016 12:59 PM

Awesome and inspiring! Makes me want….


-- Dan Krager, Olney IL There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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#7 posted 01-11-2016 04:02 PM

This bowl is absolutely beautiful and I love everything about it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 01-11-2016 07:06 PM

wonderful! this bowl is very beautiful, the painting is art in itself!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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