Ambrosia Maple Bowl

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Project by Jaybird719 posted 01-03-2011 12:55 AM 1143 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an ambrosia maple bowl I turned as a Christmas gift for my wife.
It is 9” in diameter and 3” tall
Sanded through 600 and finished with several coats of spray laquer

In the midst of a flurry of Christmas gift turning, I found myself incredibly frustrated with some of the work that I had been doing. (See atlas pen posting)
For some reason, I find bowl turning to be very calming. Something about the long curly shavings flying off the piece and the way a sharp bowl gouge sounds when slicing through a piece of wood like warm butter.
Anyway, this piece helped me keep sane and was well received by my wife.

Hope you all had a great holiday season and thanks so much for looking.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#1 posted 01-03-2011 01:17 AM

Beautiful!! What more can I say….

Thanks for sharing…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 01-03-2011 01:22 AM

Perfect! What a great looking bowl!!!!!

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

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#3 posted 01-03-2011 01:53 AM

I like it. Simple design with nice splashes of color. Good work.

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#4 posted 01-03-2011 05:50 AM

Beautiful, awesome ambrosia maple bowl and a great gift for your wife but now she needs to have set.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#5 posted 01-03-2011 07:44 AM

Lovely piece of timber treated with respect, nice job here

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

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#6 posted 06-14-2011 04:40 AM

Very nice bowl. That grain pattern is a real eye catcher!!

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

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