Entry #3 options..

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Project by EyeOfTheJen posted 950 days ago 1236 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my choices for the third entry in the competition.

The first one is Dalmation wood. All one piece with carved feet. The neat thing about this bowl, besides the gorgeous wood, is that the feet and the bottom of the bowl are EXACTLY the same level and the bowl will spin like a a gyro with no wobble and for a very long time. Total accident but I am calling it a design feature and trying to replicate it in other designs I liked it so much. Finished with Gererals.

The second is Olive wood obviously and a very simple design. The wood was just to nice to add much detail but I thought given where the wood originates, the carved dove with the olive branch was a nice touch. Finished with sanding sealer and General Enduro-var and then tamed down. Hand rubbed.

I have to decide by mid afternoon today.. I am leaning towards the Spinny bowl..

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#1 posted 950 days ago

Beautiful work :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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#2 posted 950 days ago

Jen, great bowls. Love the shape and especially the feet on the first one.

What was your finishing method/technique?

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#3 posted 950 days ago

I like the bowl in the first pic. But I also liked the one you posted the other day, mahagony maybe? Where you finished it a couple of times. Good luck.

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#4 posted 950 days ago

Thank you Mike. :)
Thank you McLeanVA, for finishing I used a sanding sealer then Generals water based applied with a HVLP then hand rubbed with an abralon pad and mineral spirits then buffed.
Thanks Shane, I think that is the one that will be the final entry. and yes the other one is mahogany.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#5 posted 950 days ago

Very beautiful work.

-- Lidiya,Russia.

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#6 posted 950 days ago

Amazing wood and outstanding turnings.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 950 days ago

I vote for the spinny one too. Good job.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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#8 posted 950 days ago

beautifull turnings jen, I like the spinny one too!

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#9 posted 950 days ago

Beautiful work. I really like the first one with the nicely craved feet.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 950 days ago

wow! the feet on bowl are really great. People might ask how did you get them to match so well when you GLUED them on?? Good work

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#11 posted 950 days ago

the dalmation one


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#12 posted 950 days ago

The first bowl is My first choice , and I hope it took First Place for you : )
Would love to see it in better lighting.

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#13 posted 950 days ago

Sorry I didn’t comment sooner Jen. I think all the prospective pieces you’ve posted are exquisite. You have a very good eye and the skills to satisfy it.
If I had to choose between these I would reluctantly submit the lovely spinny dalmation. (Sounds rather like a silly dog)
I say reluctantly because I love the elegant understatement on the Olive bowl and especially the “quality where it doesn’t show” touch.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#14 posted 950 days ago

they are both very beautiful. very nice turnings Jen. I’d put em all in

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 950 days ago

Great bowl, beautiful style and execution. Keep ‘em coming. Thanks for Posting.

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