Primavera - Hand sculpted burl maple bowl

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Project by chidwickschool posted 896 days ago 1983 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This sculpted bowl was really fun to make! I had no plan for it, no drawings, no expectations. I just was inspired to sculpt and see what the results would be. It sold to a nice lady in Kansas City and all I have left are these pictures.

-- Andy Chidwick,

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#1 posted 896 days ago


Nice bowl! I think I know how you feel, sometimes it feels like you’re selling one of your children when you spend so much time bringing it to fruition.

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi

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#2 posted 896 days ago

Beautiful piece!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 896 days ago

This is a fabulous piece great work

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 896 days ago

What an exceptional piece. Lovely, and an inspiration.


#5 posted 896 days ago

What a bueatiful piece of work and wood.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#6 posted 896 days ago

That is one lucky piece of Maple. Beautiful creation, and nice website too. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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T. D. Reid

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#7 posted 896 days ago

Simply beautiful job sir. And best of all for you, SOLD! Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 896 days ago

very nicely done

-- 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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#9 posted 896 days ago

Beautiful bowl. I love pieces that spring purely from ones mind. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#10 posted 896 days ago

I love the two tone look….. gives the bowl an extra dimension. Very nice.

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

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#12 posted 896 days ago

That is a beautiful work of art, Andy. And I share your sense of loss now that you’ve sold it and you only have the pictures left ! Your creation is a part of your life; it took dedication and commitment from start to finish. By the time I completed a project, I am so attached to it, as Daiku said, that it would be just like parting with my child. But now you also have that “nice lady” to share with what you’ve created, and it is gorgeous! Why not make some more, Andy?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#13 posted 895 days ago

Wow – Beautiful! Can’t wait until I get that good – probably another 100 years. :D

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#14 posted 895 days ago

I look at my creations as satalites you send them off to give pleasure to others because that is their job.your piece is beautiful,we have lift off

-- jim nevada

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#15 posted 895 days ago

Very Beautiful! Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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