4 bowls 4 Christmas

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Project by bushmaster posted 12-18-2016 08:14 PM 748 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished up 4 bowls that I had started long time ago for presents. Three of them are birch, plain birch, spalted birch. birch bowl, last is maybe elm from a friends yard. The spalted one is interesting with the black pattern in the wood.

Another shot of the burl one. Grain is always interesting in burl wood

I also made a nice cedar keepsake box for someone in the hospital but forgot to take a picture. Last week was busy, as I also made the ring cutting device and several bowls from that. It was down to minus 15 F at night so I would rather spend time in shop that outside. Nice and warm now plus 18.

Have a nice HOLIDAY from the north.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 12-18-2016 08:18 PM

Bushmaster = BOWLMASTER TOO!

Great work.
I do not think you do anything except work on something, way past how hard I can hit it anymore!

Please keep the cold up north!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 12-18-2016 08:18 PM

While all four are very nice Brian, I personally love the grain in the burl one, beautiful work sir…

Keep the machinery turning in that very cold climate…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 12-18-2016 08:41 PM

Nice bowls and will make great presents. That spalted one looks to have that fractal burning. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 12-18-2016 08:50 PM

What wonderful gifts. I also like the splatted one, best.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 12-18-2016 09:30 PM

Beautiful bowls, Brian!! Getting close to the deadline!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#6 posted 12-19-2016 12:33 AM

Lovely pieces Brian.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 12-19-2016 01:35 AM

They are beautiful Brian.
I too, love the spalted one.
Merry Christmas.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 12-19-2016 03:37 AM

Birch is a nice wood to work with. Me too, I like the unpredictable spalted one.
We’re getting a Chinook here for a couple of days! Most welcome.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#9 posted 12-19-2016 07:03 AM

Those are some lovely bowls. Vary Inspiring.

-- I make bowls and spoons.

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#10 posted 12-19-2016 10:04 AM

Beautiful various shapes and types of woods, interesting turning projects and great gifts.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 12-19-2016 11:33 AM

They all take my breath away, Brian. The spalted one, particularly so. It looks a great deal like Hackberry.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 12-19-2016 03:32 PM

Brian, these bowls are so nice and they display a lot of fine craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 12-19-2016 07:36 PM

You are keeping busy! Nice gifts. Melting like crazy here today.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#14 posted 12-19-2016 10:15 PM

Great selection Brian, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#15 posted 12-20-2016 09:30 AM

Well done, Some great looking bowls.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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