Turned and chip carved bowl

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Project by MyChipCarving posted 04-05-2016 06:21 PM 1258 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned and chip carved bowl

I turned this bowl from green basswood. Seeing as it was for a customer who was waiting I started the final turning a bit too soon and had a bit of tear out on the inside. You’d think I’d know better than to rush! That’s why I didn’t show you any photos of the inside :-)

I drew all the pattern lines while the bowl was still on my lathe. It didn’t matter if the lines weren’t perfectly straight and all the rectangles equal size. The differences actually gave it a nice look and a bit of a twist. All of the chips were removed with the MyChipCarving Platinum Cutting Knife shown.

After the carving was done I applied a coat of Sanding Sealer and three spray coats of satin lacquer.
My bid was way too low but I enjoyed this carving so that makes it all worthwhile.
It is for my customer’s parents so I trust they will treasure it.

Thanks for looking!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#1 posted 04-05-2016 07:57 PM

Nice work! I wish I had your patience.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#2 posted 04-05-2016 08:02 PM

Sure is some work in this one Marty, great job

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

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#3 posted 04-05-2016 08:14 PM

Patience is needed as is spreading out the carving over a few days. I did all of the vertical cuts at one time and then all of the horizontal cuts. The angle cuts were done during a couple of nights.
In hindsight it wasn’t too bad. I think I’ll do another bowl or vessel soon. I’ve got a couple rough turned blanks in the shop that are ready to finish turn anytime.

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 04-06-2016 01:57 AM

Excellent piece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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Mark Wilson

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#5 posted 04-06-2016 02:40 AM

Fantastic, Marty.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 04-06-2016 05:12 AM

Great work, beautiful looking bowl.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 04-06-2016 06:44 AM

Incredible work. It must took lot of nerves.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Scott Oldre

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#8 posted 04-06-2016 11:52 AM

that is an amazing piece. Love the symmetry, and appreciate the patience it must take to complete. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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woodshaver Tony C

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#9 posted 04-06-2016 12:42 PM

You must have a steady hand and lots of patience to get beautiful results like this! I would need many lessons!

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

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#10 posted 04-06-2016 03:12 PM

Stellar !

-- Groveland, CA.

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Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 04-06-2016 04:03 PM

Sweet!!! Was my first thought! I really like this style of chip carving onto this bowl.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 04-06-2016 05:32 PM

Hello Marty

I like it
You need a lot of patience and a fantastic hand to do that.


How many time do you need to do this piece ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#13 posted 04-06-2016 05:57 PM

Hi Diggerjack
To chip carve the bowl I guess it took me about 5 hours. I don’t watch the clock so that’s a guess :-)
Good to hear from you!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#14 posted 04-06-2016 06:10 PM

Wow! Marty, This piece is absolutely beautiful.

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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#15 posted 04-06-2016 06:45 PM

A true work of art. Anyone would be proud to have this in their home. I’m sure your client was very happy.

-- Doc "Not all who wander are lost." --J. R.R. Tolkien

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