Cedar bowl with rim legs

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Project by Kayvon posted 02-20-2012 12:16 AM 1659 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For most of my life I always thought that the huge vines (we always called them grape vines when I was a kid) hanging from the trees looked like they were sinister things trying to pull down the trees. One day on a hike I saw a tree that for some reason looked to me like it was being held up by the vines rather than being torn down. After that I started looking at the vines as if they were propping up the trees and they stopped seeming sinister. I wanted to try a turning/carving combo project and my helpful vines were the inspiration. It is made from a solid piece of cedar, no joints, no glue, just wood.

-- Kayvon

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#1 posted 02-20-2012 12:20 AM

Beautiful work. I love that thing. Great job

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 02-20-2012 12:23 AM

Fantastic,great work,like the leg detail..shinju

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#3 posted 02-20-2012 12:32 AM

I really like the bowl. You did a great job with the grain and color, matching it up with the veins, or legs.

-- Mel,

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#4 posted 02-20-2012 12:42 AM

Great idea and bowl! I assume the legs are the sapwood?

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

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#5 posted 02-20-2012 12:58 AM

Great use of the sapwood. Nice effect! (I’ve always wondered how those vines managed to reach way up into those branches.)

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#6 posted 02-20-2012 02:01 AM

Well that is very cool looking. Nice work on this project.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 02-20-2012 02:01 AM


-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#8 posted 02-20-2012 02:22 AM

I’m going with WOW also!!!

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#10 posted 02-20-2012 03:51 AM

That’s awesome. Gorgeous.

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#11 posted 02-20-2012 04:18 AM

my favorite words “out of the box”! I really like this.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#12 posted 02-20-2012 05:10 AM

That is great!!!

Super job, love it!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#13 posted 02-20-2012 05:12 AM

Great job wlell done like where you got the insperation, strange but we only have to look to nature to learn so much, get ideas and shapes. Keep up the good work and enjoy your turning. Regards Roger

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#14 posted 02-20-2012 06:18 AM

This is very unique & different, I like the originality. Nice job. Do you have a pic of the inside?

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#15 posted 02-20-2012 01:31 PM

cool shape…mother nature is an artist, too, why not use her ideas?! :-)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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