Long Bowl #3

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Project by Threeseamonsters posted 1644 days ago 1674 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was doing some sketches and came up with this idea to make a pea pod shaped bowl with three wooden peas. I haven’t made the peas yet… but will soon i hope. In trying to figure out how to make it, I remembered a technique that I saw Michael Hosaluk do last year at Anderson Ranch where he turns a bullet shape, splits it down the middle and scoops out the inside to make a long bowl. So, I turned a wavy, undulating shape and tried a similar technique to create my pea pod.

This bowl is made from a 12” diameter x 36” long unseasoned Sugar Maple Log. After carving, I let it dry for a while and finished it with Milk Paint and Microcrystalline Wax.

Here's what I did with the other half of the log.

thanks for looking!

-- jn

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#1 posted 1644 days ago

A great, creative idea. Well done. I’m sure the upcoming peas will set this off nicely.

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 1644 days ago

very cool idea and the color and textures are excellent

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#3 posted 1644 days ago

Hard to believe that it is wood! Very nice…

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#4 posted 1644 days ago

The hand carved texture is very appealing IMO. Great job on that.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#5 posted 1644 days ago

Very interesting and inventive, a nice piece of art!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 1644 days ago

excellent idea and execution! love how you chose to turn it then cut in half, now you can have a set =] texture looks great too!

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#7 posted 1644 days ago

Great Bowl!!! I love the texturing!

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#8 posted 1644 days ago

Well done!! Very original and I love the colouring.

-- Cheers, Joel Elder

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#9 posted 1644 days ago

Very creative. Love the idea.

-- HenryH - PA

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#10 posted 1643 days ago

Great looking piece…

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 1643 days ago

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

-- jn

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#12 posted 1635 days ago

this is an amazing piece. I could have swore I had commented on it before….but my mind had slipped. The hollowing technique, color and shape all work very well together. I still don’t know how you get such a “smooth” tear-out free texture. The dimpling is perfect. That you for sharing this.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#13 posted 1634 days ago

Thanks Triumph! Smooth tear-out free texture comes from three ingredients: wet wood, sharp spoon gouge chisel, and always cutting with supported grain.

-- jn

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