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Mimosa Bowls

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Project by TDSpade posted 06-29-2017 05:30 AM 1319 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A mimosa tree that my dad planted many years ago, fell over about a year and a half ago. I turned these bowls, and the one hollow form, from the tree, this last winter.

Like the bud vases in my last post, I am also giving these to my brothers, sister, and mother as keepsakes.

The first two pictures are the same three bowls. Just turned 90 degrees, to show how different the same bowls look at different angles.

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BenDupre

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#1 posted 06-29-2017 05:52 AM

Beautiful. I just turned a bowl from Mimosa couple weeks ago. Very pleasant wood to work.

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John

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#2 posted 06-29-2017 06:09 AM

Great idea for the family, bowls and finish look real good!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 06-29-2017 07:41 AM

Nice work, fun projects.

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

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bushmaster

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#4 posted 06-29-2017 12:30 PM

I have never heard of this type of wood, sure is beautiful, and your shapes that you did compliments the wood. outstanding.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 06-29-2017 12:44 PM

You did a great job on these bowls. The grain and the finish looks beautiful.

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

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wcp

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#6 posted 06-29-2017 02:18 PM

Beautiful work. The wood grain and color are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

wcp

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PaulDoug

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#7 posted 06-29-2017 02:25 PM

Beautiful turning. That is some gorgeous wood also.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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ArtPick

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#8 posted 06-29-2017 02:45 PM

Beautiful work

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#9 posted 06-29-2017 03:19 PM

These are so beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Mainiac Matt

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#10 posted 06-29-2017 08:24 PM

Somehow, I was expecting to see a bottle of Champaign mixed with OJ in there…. possibly with a lump of sherbet.

:^)

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