Finally something for myself!!

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Project by ChrisCrafts posted 07-06-2011 07:53 AM 1636 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making dozens of bowls and other wood projects for friends and family, I finally made a little something for myself. You can see in the picture it is in full use! Only holds about 5 scoops at a time, but I can always go back for seconds ;)

-- Chris, Washington The State!

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#1 posted 07-06-2011 10:13 AM

Only five scoops huh? Nice job, and man that looks good right about now. Blondie doesn’t use bowls, she thinks its normal to use the container as a bowl.

Well done.

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

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 02:03 PM

Looks great. I could use one of those.
My wife does not like any ‘crunchy’ things on her scoops. So no toppings for her.
Me, I pile it on.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 07-06-2011 02:59 PM

The bowl looks great, but I have to steer clear of the contents, the doc claims I have been living too good
and have to lose 30 lbs and drop my blood pressure by 20 units. I never should have told him that I wanted
to live long enough to be a bad example for my great-great-grandchildren. Oh well after a few more months
I may get used to that #@%^* rowing machine. Enjoy your treat and thank you for sharing the bowl and
the temptation.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 07-06-2011 04:25 PM

Nice shape! Perfect finish!- Oh, the bowl looks good, too ;^)


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

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#5 posted 07-06-2011 04:27 PM

Outstanding, although six scoops has a nice even ring to it;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 07-06-2011 04:38 PM

I have the contents…all I need now is a bowl.

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#7 posted 07-06-2011 06:30 PM

you did a great job on the bowl and contents – in fact I am enjoying some of the same however I have a glass bowl.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#8 posted 07-06-2011 06:36 PM

I have a friend that makes bowls and platters to bring to parties her husband and she go to. They then leave the item as a gift for the hosts. I have heard of other turners doing this also. Well in this case….whip me up a bowl and fill er up….I like fruit toppings on mine though….LOL.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#9 posted 07-06-2011 06:59 PM

Oh its ice cream. It looked like insulation blowing out of a circular duct on the wall.

Seriously though. Nice bowl and an eye catching post.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 07-06-2011 07:24 PM

Wow great response LJ’s!

Here are some more details on the project that will help you in creating your own.

I used a Breyers Oreo Ice Cream which is a nice mix of a creamy vanilla & crushed Oreo Cookies. I added some crunch to the project with a half bottle of Paula Dean’s Peanut Topping. It is a food safe finish that adds a salty sweet crunch to the project. There are many different finishes I like depending on the main project. For a plain vanilla I like a Chocolate Fudge with Home made Whipping Cream & crushed almonds or a finish of Fresh Home Made Whipping Cream & Fresh cut Strawberries.

Oh and the bowl is piece of Local Western Big Leaf Maple with a nice quilt/fiddleback. I finished it with 4 coats of Salad Bowl Finish & one coat of the Doctors Food Safe Friction Polish.

-- Chris, Washington The State!

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#11 posted 07-06-2011 09:27 PM

The nuts are a perfect match to the bowl. The ultimate in form meets function!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#12 posted 07-07-2011 03:10 AM

My kind of Guy!! Nice Job!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 07-07-2011 09:23 AM

I hear ya when you say finally something for myself. Great bowl :)

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#14 posted 07-07-2011 03:10 PM

I have a couple of sugar maple blanks from my neighbors tree pruning, that I rough turned wet and buried in a
garbage can of sawdust a year or so back that should be ready to finish, I will see if I can find a match for
the bowl, I will leave the finish to you and your just deserts, LOL.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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