Sun Bowl #4

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Project by Threeseamonsters posted 1681 days ago 1674 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my latest bowl: a Christmas commission. A bowl for a good friend to give to her boyfriend. This is the 4th in a series and I feel like I’m finally getting the shape and color down.

This is reclaimed Birch, turned green. The feet are carved with a mini grinder, rasps and sandpaper. The bowl is then dyed with Lockwood’s Aniline Dyes. In this case, it’s a blend of Ruby Red and Golden Orange Dye.

The detailing is done with pyrography and the finish is French Polish with Orange Shellac.

The diameter at the rim is about 9” with a wall thickness just shy of 1/8”.

More pics of this series here:

Thanks for looking!

-- jn

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#1 posted 1681 days ago

Wow! Great details and love the color!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 1681 days ago

Beautifully done! I like the delicate little feet. Quite unique.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 1681 days ago

Really beautiful. True to my motto, this will probably become one of the many ideas I will remember as part of my “research”

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#4 posted 1681 days ago

Great Job !! I like how you carved the legs they flow right into the bowl and I like how you did the pyrographing on the legs its cool how they look like little plants growing up from the “feet” and the color is superb in other words I love everything about it!!!!

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

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#5 posted 1681 days ago

Wow! great bowl!

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

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#6 posted 1681 days ago

Beautiful work!!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#7 posted 1681 days ago

Thanks all!

-- jn

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#8 posted 1681 days ago

very nice work, i need to give those feet a shot.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#9 posted 1681 days ago

Wow breath taking

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1681 days ago

Great work bravooooooooooooo

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#11 posted 1681 days ago

Thanks again! Roper, I show a little more of how I shape the feet here: Let me know if you try it. From experience: depending on the wood, you can end up with some very weak short-grain if the feet get too long or pointy.

-- jn

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#12 posted 1680 days ago

Beautiful work!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#13 posted 1680 days ago

Wonderful! The finish is remarkable.

-- Carl from La Pine, Oregon

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#14 posted 1670 days ago

Well that is just stunning. You are obviously a very accomplished turner and finisher. Beautiful work, and very impressive. Good photography, too.


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#15 posted 1352 days ago

Only one word BEAUTIFUL.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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