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Carved Bowl

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Project by Bill posted 05-20-2016 08:07 PM 682 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl is made from a mystery wood. It is either cottonwood or elm. It is extremely lightweight, and was black and crusty all over the outside when I started. I wasn’t sure what to do with it until I started carving through the outer bark. Just about every last bit of it was burled inside, so instead of putting it on the lathe and losing a lot of cool grain, I decided to give carving it a go. I really enjoyed creating this one. Its about 22 by 18 and roughly 7 inches tall. Finished with wipe on poly and waxed and buffed. I also have to note that this piece came from a giant of a tree that I have dreamt about for the last six years, and the power company cut it down recently. The inside of the tree was completely gone, and this was made with the thin outer shell that was left.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-20-2016 09:58 PM

Very cool grain. It looks like a root!

jim

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

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leafherder

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#2 posted 05-20-2016 11:01 PM

Wow! Beautiful – rustic yet stylish, primitive but elegant. Great job in bringing out the beauty of the wood.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 05-21-2016 01:32 PM

Nice ! From some sides it looks like a prehistoric turtle (look closely) no matter. It is a damned nice job of turning salvage into art ! So at gallery shows or out and about you explain that it is Dr. Schneider’s “Worcestershire wood” !(pronounced whats-dis-here-wood) or of course since it is your find, it would be “Dr. Bill’s Worcestershire wood” (Oh No it could be “Mr.Bill’s”) ok silly shit out of the way, I really like what you have done here “Mr Bill” . Beautiful !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#4 posted 05-21-2016 05:25 PM

This turned out to be a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 05-22-2016 01:53 AM

That is some serious eye candy

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Roger

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#6 posted 05-22-2016 01:53 AM

That is some serious eye candy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#7 posted 05-22-2016 01:57 PM

Very interested piece.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#8 posted 07-23-2016 12:54 AM

I like that idea, well done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 08-22-2016 11:13 PM

great work, sometimes the best projects are “found” through hard work vice planning…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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