Carved art piece from magnolia bowl

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Saw a post last week from someone who turned Magnolia. Made me remember this piece I did a while back. This started as a Magnolia bowl about 6.5-7.0” inches in diameter.

I drew a line from the center of the bowl outward with the lathe spinning slowly and it created a spiral pattern. I hand duplicated this pattern two more times and then cut along the lines with a bandsaw.

This was more of an experiment than anything else, so I never smoothed out the edges very nicely. Still, it’s a fun piece as you can manipulate it around to make other shapes.

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 03:52 AM

cool – i like it!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 04:12 AM

You should sand it, and glue it in the position it is in.
I think this is an interesting and pretty piece !


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 05:48 AM

very interesting.

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#4 posted 03-15-2010 06:05 AM


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#5 posted 03-15-2010 07:39 AM

Neat, that would look cool added on the top of a bed post.

-- Jen loves wood!

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#6 posted 03-15-2010 08:00 AM

Very cool! I like the way it flows. Now that is thinking outside of the bowl. haha

Keep it up.


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

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#7 posted 03-21-2010 09:56 PM

and I´m with dustbunny sand and glue it right there


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#8 posted 05-28-2010 11:20 PM

all i can say is … \/\/O\/\/ That is just wonderful

-- Mark, Portland, OR - what's for dinner?

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#9 posted 05-28-2010 11:31 PM

A super experiment a wonderful piece

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#10 posted 11-08-2010 05:01 AM

Really cool – and very beautiful artistically too!

-- -Angela, "Christos Anesti!"

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#11 posted 11-08-2010 05:55 AM


... Really super cool…. bigtime!


Thank you!

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