Sun Bowl #4

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Project by Threeseamonsters posted 12-22-2009 09:42 PM 2144 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 12-22-2009 09:52 PM

Wow! Great details and love the color!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-22-2009 10:24 PM

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 12-22-2009 10:33 PM

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 12-22-2009 11:03 PM

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 12-22-2009 11:21 PM

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 12-23-2009 01:02 AM

Beautiful work!!!!

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#7 posted 12-23-2009 01:24 AM

Thanks all!

-- jn

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#8 posted 12-23-2009 01:57 AM

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

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#9 posted 12-23-2009 02:01 AM

Wow breath taking

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#10 posted 12-23-2009 03:09 AM

Great work bravooooooooooooo

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#11 posted 12-23-2009 05:03 AM

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 12-23-2009 06:14 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#13 posted 12-23-2009 07:43 AM

Wonderful! The finish is remarkable.

-- Carl from La Pine, Oregon

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#14 posted 01-02-2010 05:36 PM

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 11-16-2010 07:41 PM

Only one word BEAUTIFUL.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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