black limba hollowform

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Project by michelletwo posted 01-17-2012 05:46 PM 1766 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m still on my kick of upgrading the humble bowl from a board concept. I have never seen a lid like this on a bowl from a board, i.e. inset. Think it looks pretty cool. (In the past I put lids on the top) I really like the black limba ..very distinct colors..the dark is all swirly. about 8 1/2 diam (my camera squishes everything..this is taller than it looks)
thanks for looking

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#1 posted 01-17-2012 05:58 PM

What a beautiful piece! It looks vintage 60’s with a 2012 flair!

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#2 posted 01-17-2012 06:02 PM

It looks pretty cool indeed….like the wood figure too!! Thanks for sharing…

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#3 posted 01-17-2012 06:09 PM

Oh, yeah… that’s very special. The angled grain, the inset lid, and the custom handle. Very well done!


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#4 posted 01-17-2012 06:29 PM


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#5 posted 01-17-2012 06:33 PM

Really nice piece! What did you use for the handle? Wonder if a corkscrew could be used? I’m thinking bottle chiller with a notched lid for a bottle’s neck, and a detachable corkscrew handle…

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#6 posted 01-17-2012 08:15 PM

Very sweet! The “board” approach offers more design freedom, as well as efficient use of material. Beautifully done.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#7 posted 01-17-2012 08:59 PM

A very innovative design ,a great bowl.

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#8 posted 01-17-2012 10:17 PM

Lovely job Michelle, you have a beautiful flow top to bottom, the inset lid works a real treat & finished of with classy lifter. Obviously you preped the surfaces well before glueing as you have nice tight joints, the straight side certainly adds to the grain flow. Fabulous job :: )))

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#9 posted 01-18-2012 02:00 AM

I need to try one of these.

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#10 posted 01-18-2012 04:28 AM

I love the continuing grain pattern from top to bottom , , , unique and beautiful! Did you use a Ring Master?

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#11 posted 01-18-2012 05:56 AM

Great bowl, the grain pattern is striking.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 01-18-2012 01:20 PM

littlepaw: No, but the same principle applies.

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#13 posted 01-18-2012 04:18 PM

Well done! Thanks for posting!

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#14 posted 01-18-2012 07:15 PM

Very well done! I think it has an Art Deco look. Nice work.

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#15 posted 01-18-2012 07:28 PM

thanks all for taking the time to is always appreciated

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