Carved Alaskan Birch Heartwood

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Project by Stonekettle posted 10-02-2010 10:25 PM 1914 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is similar in design to a previous piece I posted. Same basic idea. This one has some nice spalt lines and a richer more golden color. It’s about 12” in diameter and finished in five applications of Danish Oil.

-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station

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#1 posted 10-02-2010 11:03 PM

hi that is one fantastic bowl i think it is beautiful thanks for sharing


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#2 posted 10-02-2010 11:54 PM

Very cool, I like this one a lot!!! it looks like something out of the ocean!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#3 posted 10-03-2010 12:10 AM

very pretty,
can’t see your fish tho, you must have hidden them this time :-)

-- Theresa,

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#4 posted 10-03-2010 12:31 AM

Beautifully done. Actually, a real mystery how you even do such a project. Thanks for sharing this very nice work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 10-03-2010 02:06 AM

Nice job of finding the Polar Bear head in there and utilizing the spalt lines! Another masterpiece!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 10-03-2010 03:20 AM

So delicate.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 10-03-2010 07:16 AM

It looks amazing!

Great work

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 10-03-2010 08:51 AM

Beautifully balanced facets from which ever angle you look

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 10-03-2010 08:53 AM

Nice work.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#10 posted 10-03-2010 11:58 AM

Beautiful, extraordinarily rich and rustic, someone said it looked like it came from the ocean, I don’t think the ocean could make something quite so beautiful. I really love the whurls and sculptured look.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 10-03-2010 12:26 PM

it looks like a bear is reaching its head up out of the sculpture in the first picture.
very beautiful work :)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#12 posted 10-03-2010 02:23 PM

Highly creative. Wonderful artestry.

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#13 posted 10-03-2010 02:26 PM

That is a very beautiful and unusual carving. Good work.

-- 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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#14 posted 10-03-2010 03:16 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#15 posted 02-13-2011 05:09 AM

What a creative and unique idea. You are improving this design each time you do it! This one is very nice. Thank you for sharing it.


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