Art-Deco bowl

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Project by jbschutz posted 04-11-2016 07:27 PM 1183 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Art-Deco Bowl......After some lathe problems…....I burned out a condenser in the speed control…...a buddy got me up and running again….spinning out shavings…......Good to have friends with skills!
I used the last little block of 1.5 inch cherry I had and came up with this…...Cherry with a walnut and maple stripe running through it. I did the stripe glue-up first and then added the two-tone button in the middle. The button is 5/8 inch in diameter, the same as the width of the three stripes, and no, that is not another grape!
The bowl is 7.5 inches in diameter and about 1.73 inches tall. It is fiinished with satin poly, and the foot is covered with leather.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 04-11-2016 08:21 PM

i love how the stripe is off centre and the addition of the button.. wow

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#2 posted 04-11-2016 09:00 PM

The stripe/button are excellent additions to this bowl.
Nice work, glad your lathe is working again.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 04-11-2016 10:11 PM

That is a beauty.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 04-11-2016 10:46 PM

Sweet bowl!!


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

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#5 posted 04-12-2016 12:17 AM

John I love it , such a simple design element that makes this bowl a piece of DECO ART .
The woods you used are such a beautiful complimenting combination for this design but I am sure you will come up with another bowl similar as this one just will lead to another beauty .


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 04-12-2016 03:51 AM

That is beautiful, just love the strip and dot.
Really makes it jump out.
Thankyou for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 04-12-2016 06:19 AM

Very elegant, great work

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#8 posted 04-12-2016 01:47 PM

This bowl is beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 04-12-2016 09:17 PM

Eye catching design John, very nicely executed

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

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