Potpourri Bowl

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Project by Ronald Fontenot, Jr. posted 02-21-2010 07:23 AM 1675 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a gift I made for my mother. It is made from purpleheart and measures 3” tall and 5” in diameter. The finish is polished water varnish. I purchased the potpourri lid from The Woodturners Catalog.

-- Chip, Westlake

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#1 posted 02-21-2010 07:44 AM

Nice bowl.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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#2 posted 02-21-2010 01:27 PM

Nice bowl I really like how the finish came out..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 02-21-2010 03:52 PM

Great bowl. Nice finish.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 02-21-2010 04:28 PM

Very nice!

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#5 posted 02-21-2010 05:03 PM

I know it’s just a bowl, but wow the shape is just perfect!

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#6 posted 02-21-2010 05:18 PM

Beautiful design and the finish is awesome …what is water varnish ? Do you have a link to the lid ?
Thank you : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 02-21-2010 05:41 PM

Very nice, these do make great gifts.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#8 posted 02-21-2010 05:42 PM

The finish looks flawless. Great job.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#9 posted 02-21-2010 06:17 PM

Believe lee valley sells that lid too. Wonder if there’s a substantial price difference.

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#10 posted 02-21-2010 09:02 PM

very very nice

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#11 posted 02-21-2010 09:15 PM

nice little bowl branch ok

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#12 posted 02-22-2010 03:00 AM

Absolutely beautiful finish.

-- Rick

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#13 posted 02-22-2010 03:01 AM

Well done. Love that wood.

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#14 posted 02-22-2010 08:40 AM

Super finish bowl.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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