Pistachio and Spalted Maple Bowl

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Project by scrappy posted 05-02-2011 07:42 AM 1438 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Pistachio and Spalted Maple Lidded Bowl With an Ebony Finial.

This turning started as a Hollow Form, (see last pic) Had a small catch on the inside while hollowing. As I was cleaning up the top, I blew a hole through it at the thin spot. So I cut the top off and turned it into a bowl with lid.

I call this a ”Mid Process Design Change” Just because things don’t go as planned, does NOT mean to give up and throw it in the firewood pile. Use a little imagination, and try something new. It might not always work, but it is worth the try.

Bowl is Pistachio, turned to 1/8 inch wall.

Lid is Spalted Maple.

Finial is Ebony.

6 inch diam X 2 1/2 inch tall with 2 inch tall finial for 4 1/2 inch tall over all.

Finish is “Old Masters, Tung Oil/Varnish

Please leave all comments and critiques. I welcome them.

Thanks for viewing.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 05-02-2011 09:46 AM

Lovely save Scrappy, (I know the feeling very well) never had a go at that pistachio (not aware of it down our way)
Came up real well in the end, nice job :)

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

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#2 posted 05-02-2011 11:21 AM

I always love those design oppertunities…....... Nice save. Looks great.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 05-02-2011 11:55 AM

Excellent! However not a dish that you would want to put candy in? Never lathed pistachio either. How was it. Thanks for sharing my friend.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#4 posted 05-02-2011 12:58 PM

Great job on some wood that has proven itself to be difficult.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#5 posted 05-02-2011 02:11 PM

I don’t think that there is a turner out there who hasn’t had to change an plans mid stream when the dreadful ‘Catch’ occurs. Generally they don’t turn out well at all, but yours Scrappy is beautiful.

Thanks for Sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 05-02-2011 02:21 PM

A beautiful Bowl Scrappy. A wonderful modification.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 05-02-2011 02:45 PM

looks cool

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#8 posted 05-02-2011 03:13 PM

Very beuatiful “save”. Great looking wood and superb looking bowl!

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#9 posted 05-02-2011 03:19 PM

Very nice Dan and welcome back


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#10 posted 05-02-2011 04:16 PM

A very beautiful bowl!

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#11 posted 05-02-2011 04:29 PM

Very nice and very functional. Just think you can put M&M’s in it and won’t even have to open the lid. Just tip and pour.

-- DeputyDawg

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#12 posted 05-02-2011 04:43 PM

Great Save. I couldn’t agree more. No reason to give up on a nice piece of wood. Sometimes the rescue is better than the original intent.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#13 posted 05-02-2011 05:35 PM

Thanks for sharing… make the mid-turning design change look easy!!! I’ve been there, but not with these results. Nice work.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#14 posted 05-02-2011 08:10 PM

Been a while buddy, still doing exceptional work, or better. Beautifully done my friend.

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

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#15 posted 05-02-2011 09:00 PM

its a beautyfull bowl Scrappy
and my daughter think its coooooool niiiiiceeee ! ! !

thank´s for sharing it with us :-)

Silke and Dennis

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