Segmented bowl with Indian basket feature Ring

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Project by john925 posted 02-15-2011 05:02 AM 3858 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first attempt at doing a feature ring in a bowl using an inspired Indian Basket design. The design is called a running arrow. If you pick out a color, notice that it will form an arrow running to the right merging into another arrow. If each project teaches you something – then I learned alot from this project. I learned that there is a easier way to build this without the tiedious individual tile glueing that I worked through. Still it was fun and inspiring. The bowl is made from a Maple bottom blank, maple sigments, Wenge accent strips, tiles of Yellow Heart, Walnut and Paduke and a tope ring of marble wood. I have 277 individual pieces in the bowl. I finished it with sand paper up to a 1500 grit and coated the bowl with General Finishes Salad bowl finish. My wife saw this and wanted it – I was going to try and sell it. However, I guess it stays in our home. The bowl is approx. 11 inches wide by approx. 6 inches deep.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#1 posted 02-15-2011 08:53 AM

incredible and outstanding

looking for reliable trades on the west coast

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 02-15-2011 08:58 AM

Wow you did a awesome job, looks really great. Outstanding craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 02-15-2011 11:38 AM

Great job on this bowl. So, what is the easier way?

-- Dave Gale, Grover, NC

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#4 posted 02-15-2011 04:25 PM

beautiful bowl

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#5 posted 02-15-2011 06:16 PM

Man that is nice, it has a Reagae look to it. Very nice! You turners really make some great stuff.

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

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#6 posted 02-15-2011 09:45 PM

nice result after all that design & assembly :)

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

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#7 posted 02-16-2011 04:46 AM

No wonder your wife liked it!
Great job and wonderfully chosen pattern.

-- Theresa,

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