Impractical bowl

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Project by Kayvon posted 924 days ago 1099 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found the wood for this at the local mulch site, my favorite place to “shop” for project wood. It was a bulged out part of a branch that I was hoping would be a nice burl. I have no idea as to species. It turned out to not have alot of character but tons of rotten, wet, buggy slop inside it. A huge larvae of some sort came shooting out of it at one point and landed right on my shoulder. Not being one to give up I kept turning. I stopped to check my work and when I pushed on a spot on the side that looked a little punky it fell right out. Again, I kept plugging along and I ended up with a bowl that won’t hold a darn thing but looks good on a shelf. i couldn’t have designed it if I tried but the bugs and rot did a fair job on it.

-- Kayvon

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#1 posted 924 days ago

Very nice, not every project we make needs to be functional. I think it’s a great piece.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 924 days ago

That is a great piece of art. The shine on the finish played a trick on my eyes – in the first picture, I thought the opening in the side was just different colored wood at first, I had to look at the other pictures to figure it out. Then again it’s early and I haven’t finished my first cup of coffee yet…

Again, nice job!

-- Nat, UPstate NY,

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 924 days ago

As with many things in this world, it is the imperfections that make it beautiful. Nice piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 924 days ago

I like it! Turning is always an adventure to see where you will end up.

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Joe Weaver

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#5 posted 924 days ago

its a beautiful piece

-- Joe, Ga

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#6 posted 924 days ago

Impractical… maybe. Beautiful… definitely.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#7 posted 923 days ago

Lots of beautiful things are impractical, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have them, nice luster on the finish

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