Lidded Bowl with Finial

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Project by swirlsandburls posted 12-07-2009 02:53 AM 1510 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The materials are Sycamore, Rosewood, and African Blackwood for the finial. This lidded bowl started out as sycamore vase, but I went too far with a new hollowing tool, and the wall went to infinite thinness, and the top broke off. But the base was a nice shape. So, I experimented with dyes on the exterior, and went with a vivid red dye for the interior.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#1 posted 12-07-2009 03:02 AM

Wow this turned out really nice!! for having a hollowing problems you recovered nicely I would have never known.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 12-07-2009 03:14 AM

nice save, i hate it when i get a wall to thin, always goes flying. great piece.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#3 posted 12-07-2009 03:39 AM

Great piece. I love the red dye inside.

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#4 posted 12-07-2009 05:29 AM

Very nice piece. Great save!

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#5 posted 12-07-2009 06:25 AM

It’s never a defect, it’s a feature! And a darn good feature at that! Nice job!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 12-07-2009 02:05 PM

The inside diameter may not exceed than the outside diameter. Or you will end up with a real nice box… Love the dye !.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 12-07-2009 08:09 PM

Damn but that’s a pretty vessel. Great job!!

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#8 posted 12-07-2009 11:40 PM

very nice save. I like the shape and the red interior really sets it off.

-- F.Little

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#9 posted 12-08-2009 06:03 PM

WOWEEEEE. I love it. Great job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 12-09-2009 04:24 PM

Very Elegant!! Beautiful craftsmanship.

-- Dennis Zongker

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