Spring Bowls

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Project by Threeseamonsters posted 04-14-2010 03:31 PM 2289 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am working on a new series of bowls to sell at a craft show in my home town. I wanted them to have a spring theme.

I turned 6 Ash bowls and carved three small feet on each. One got too thin and split apart on the lathe. I turned off the broken rim and was left with an odd shape that didn’t quite go with the others. So I boiled it and bent it back into an undulating rim and clamped it in rubber bands for a few days and I like how it came out.

So far, I’ve finished three of them. One I left natural and just finished with shellac. The other two I dyed and burned and painted. I have 3 more to play with and I’m just improvising as I go, so I don’t know what they will become yet!

Thanks for looking!

-- jn

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#1 posted 04-14-2010 04:47 PM

These are awesome! They should sell quite well at the craft show.

Thanks for posting,


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#2 posted 04-14-2010 05:11 PM

very nice! I also like the leaf designs you carved into the bottom

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#3 posted 04-14-2010 05:32 PM

wow, those are REALLY nice.. would love to see pics of the rubber banding process if you don’t mind sharing it! Nice work!

-- Your mind, much like a parachute, works best when open.

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#4 posted 04-14-2010 06:37 PM

Nice work! I really like the green / black combination!

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#5 posted 04-14-2010 07:18 PM

Wow, I loved the look of them! Thanks for posting such beautiful projects.

Erwin Jacksonville, F

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 04-14-2010 09:35 PM

very nice shapes & I think the green one is springy. I like the undulating tops..

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#7 posted 04-14-2010 09:52 PM

Thanks a lot everyone!
Z3Q, sorry I don’t have any pics of that aspect of the process. I’m new to bending and have been experimenting a bit with different woods and techniques. Seeing my process would probably NOT be helpful :)

This was one of my first bending successes. It usually results in turning one piece into two.

-- jn

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#8 posted 04-14-2010 11:53 PM

Outside the square…..... I love it!

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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#9 posted 04-15-2010 01:36 AM

Very cool, I love your work!


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#10 posted 04-15-2010 01:38 AM

nice work … very well done

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 04-15-2010 03:17 AM

I really like these bowls….... and the feet are awesome !

you do great work

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#12 posted 04-15-2010 05:43 PM

Nice vibrant colors, and cool looking contours. You did a great job on that.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#13 posted 04-20-2010 02:03 AM

Beautiful natural shapes…and the finish is amazing. Great job!

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

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#14 posted 04-27-2010 02:54 AM

Crazy Awesome!!

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