Elevated Bowl

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Project by toyguy posted 01-31-2010 06:03 AM 1430 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl that was roughed out a couple of months back, from a piece of Black Ash that my son brought me home from his deer hunting trip last fall. I wasn’t happy with the looks of this bowl after recently finish turning it; so I added the foot/stem from a piece of leftover walnut….. So it is now an elevated bowl…........ And looks much better now in my opinion.

This 7.5” in dia. and 6” high, finish is a water base acrylic I had lying around the shop. Would make a great candy dish for the coffee table.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 06:22 AM

Cool bowl great job.

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 07:20 AM

Looks great. Nice looking wood.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 10:44 AM

very nice!

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#4 posted 01-31-2010 01:04 PM

Wow Brian, Nice work! I’m impressed how well you did the rim on the bowl and I think it looks really good with the pedestal. The wood also looks good and you did a good finish on it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-31-2010 02:01 PM

I don’t know why you weren’t happy with the bowl as it was. That black ash looks terrific and I really like the rim style. I have tried that style a few times but without the results you got. Well done.

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#6 posted 01-31-2010 02:05 PM

Very nice, just a suggestion, your choice of a water based finish might have been some of the first look issues that you didn’t like. A good laquer or varnish on this same wood would have allowed more earthy colors to come out. Most water based finishes don’t allow lighter woods to look their best. And just anouther suggestion, Ash is a great wood to stain or color. The open grain is wonderful with a colorful stain. I can’t help it I taught college level finishing not so long ago. Love the shape and how good you made the rim look.

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#7 posted 01-31-2010 03:45 PM

Brian, Fantastic bowl. Really like the added foot. It gives the piece that something extra that just the bowl would have been laking. Very nice finish.

Keep up the great work.


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