Pistachio and Spalted Maple Bowl

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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 1180 days ago

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 1180 days ago

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

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 1180 days ago

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 1180 days ago

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

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#5 posted 1180 days ago

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 1180 days ago

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 †

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#7 posted 1180 days ago

looks cool

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#8 posted 1179 days ago

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

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood! Rastus NE

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#9 posted 1179 days ago

Very nice Dan and welcome back


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#10 posted 1179 days ago

A very beautiful bowl!

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#11 posted 1179 days ago

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 1179 days ago

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 1179 days ago

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 1179 days ago

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 1179 days ago

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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