Lizzie bowl update and a couple of decorated bowls

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Project by Schwieb posted 12-28-2011 03:14 PM 1661 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted the first bowl before but only had one picture of it. I was able to get it back to take a few pictures to post. I thought Heidi did a wonderful job of woodburning and dyeing. I just love how the lizard peeks out at you at the edge of the bowl. This bowl is 11” diameter about 5” high and turned from Hackberry.

The second bowl (pics 2 & 3) I named the Nature Coast Bowl. They call this part of Western Florida, the Nature Coast and we have manatees as well as being in horse country. This bowl was almost thrown on the burn pile. It developed a huge crack while drying after I had turned the wet rough form. I decided to try to fill it with clear resin and finished the turning. When I looked at the bowl, the pattern of the grain was such that I said I see a manatee and gave it to Heidi to see what she could do with it. This is a 10 1/2” bowl about 4 1/2” deep and is Hackberry. The crack became part of the tail of the horse.

The third, a cherry bowl was a turning reject also, but Heidi saw some possibilities in it, and made something pretty nice out of it. I think I have a good use for reject turnings that probably makes them more interesting and perhaps sell-able than my “good” bowls.

Thanks for looking

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 03:36 PM

Doc Ken, How talented you are…... a wood turner, a furniture maker, a designer, and now a Arist!! Beautiful!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 03:44 PM

Talk about teamwork! You both did a wonderful job!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 05:05 PM

Very creative work!

I like the eyes on the outsiddew of the bowl.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 04:02 AM

amazing bowl great work.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-11-2012 08:59 PM

Yes this is so creative, and they become so full of life.
Wonderful to be able to share hobbies like this.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 10-26-2013 03:12 PM

Kudos to you and your wife. These are beautiful Ken. There are those that won’t look past the flaws to see the character. I’m glad you and your wife do. Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 10-26-2013 03:31 PM

I love all of these. You have a lot of talent.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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