Manitoba Maple bowl

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Project by blue77 posted 06-27-2017 06:49 AM 916 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found the wood in a swampy field by my house. I didn’t think the wood would be that interesting but… This is probably my favored bowl. I don’t know what wood the base is, but it was nice and red so I think it flows. Thanks for taking a look.

-- I make bowls and spoons.

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#1 posted 06-27-2017 07:29 AM

Beautiful bowl, and very nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 06-27-2017 08:25 AM

That sure is a beautiful piece of wood, and a great job.
Well done buddy.


-- 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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#3 posted 06-27-2017 11:29 AM

Beautiful bowl. If we only knew what was hidden in each piece of firewood that gets burned, too!!


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

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#4 posted 06-27-2017 12:40 PM

That is a great looking wood bowl! Nice find! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 06-27-2017 12:44 PM

That bowl has a lot of character and you did a fine job showing it off. Sometimes the hunt for the wood is as good as the build.

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

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#6 posted 06-27-2017 01:15 PM

I can see why that is a favorite, beautiful. So that is what Manitoba maple looks like. Awhile back I got some blocks from a tree some friends cut down in their yard, they where from Manitoba. Had a red color in and the white wood.So you think the wood in these bowls could be Manitoba maple.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 06-27-2017 02:01 PM

This is a lovely bowl. The wood is beautiful and it’s so nicely done.

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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#8 posted 06-27-2017 02:20 PM

Wow that really is nice, love the red in the wood!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#9 posted 06-27-2017 03:19 PM

Beautiful little(?) bowl, Blue! Is the foot attached? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 06-27-2017 04:31 PM


-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#11 posted 06-27-2017 05:06 PM

Nice job. A quick translation: Manitoba Maple = Box elder.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#12 posted 06-27-2017 05:42 PM

Indeed interesting wood and the bowl looks nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 06-27-2017 08:47 PM

Perfection! I don’t love to be able to do that!

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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