Maple and Walnut Bowl

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Project by Deacon76 posted 06-17-2011 07:42 PM 1251 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,
I’ve been lurking for a while and am finally taking the plunge and posting a couple of my projects. I recently got into woodworking when the second hand lathe I bought took over my hobby! I’ve completed a dozen projects or so, as it’s hard to find time to spend in the shop recently, and finally feel like I’d like to receive some feedback and critique from you folks on a couple of my recent pieces.

This is a curly maple bowl with a 16-piece segmented walnut rim. About 10” diameter. Finish is antique oil and buffed.

All comments and critiques are welcome and appreciated.
Thanks for looking!

Dan c.

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#1 posted 06-17-2011 07:57 PM

SOLD !!! It is beautiful and well done . The finish really highlighted the figure : )
Looking forward to more of your workmanship.
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#2 posted 06-17-2011 08:34 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous!

I really like the way the segmented lip compliments the grain of the maple.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Mickey Cassiba

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#3 posted 06-17-2011 08:51 PM

Very cool bowl! Hard to believe you recently took up turning.

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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Don Johnson

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#4 posted 06-17-2011 09:14 PM

I sometimes feel that segmented pieces are rather ‘technical’ in appearance.

Your bowl, besides being beautifully executed, uses the contrasting segments to enhance the design rather than overpower it.

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#5 posted 06-17-2011 09:15 PM

Very nice it’s unbelieveable how nice the edge turned out and such a simple but effective I dea. I love it ,also what a beautiful piece of wood for the main bowl Alistair

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#6 posted 06-17-2011 11:14 PM

hi another very nice bowl


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#7 posted 06-18-2011 12:18 AM

That is a prety subtle segmented rim you have there it works well with the Maple.
Nice job Dan

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 06-18-2011 01:10 AM

Great bowl!!!!!!!!!!

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

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Scott Oldre

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#9 posted 06-18-2011 01:30 AM

Absolutely simplistically beautiful. Love the curly maple pop. If my feet could stand it and my wife and job would let me, I’d be turning every piece of wood I could get my hands one.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#10 posted 06-18-2011 02:36 AM

Fantastic bowl. Outstanding POP to that maple. The contrasting rim is just the rite touch of dark to enhance the color of the maple. Great all around job.

Keep it up.


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#11 posted 06-18-2011 12:16 PM

another winner…...........

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#12 posted 06-18-2011 05:51 PM

The form and grain complement each other very well. There’s a quiet, elegant simplicity to the piece, which the walnut rim frames beautifully. Very nice.

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#13 posted 06-19-2011 04:09 AM

thank you all for your very kind comments. The word “simple” (or some form of) came up a couple times, which is exactly what I decided I wanted for this one as soon as I saw how much figure was in the maple. No reason to try to one-up mother nature!!

Thanks again!


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#14 posted 06-22-2011 12:21 AM

very awesome Dan. your turnin talents look very good

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