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Primavera - Hand sculpted burl maple bowl

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Project by chidwickschool posted 03-09-2012 04:42 AM 2025 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, Chidwickschool.com





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Daiku

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#1 posted 03-09-2012 04:55 AM

Andy;

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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deon

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#2 posted 03-09-2012 05:02 AM

Beautiful piece!

-- Dreaming patterns

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 03-09-2012 05:17 AM

This is a fabulous piece great work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BarbS

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#4 posted 03-09-2012 06:40 AM

What an exceptional piece. Lovely, and an inspiration.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

#5 posted 03-09-2012 07:07 AM

What a bueatiful piece of work and wood.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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dpow

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#6 posted 03-09-2012 10:17 AM

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 03-09-2012 11:16 AM

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

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#8 posted 03-09-2012 11:50 AM

very nicely done

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Triumph1

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#9 posted 03-09-2012 12:33 PM

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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Spoontaneous

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#10 posted 03-09-2012 03:08 PM

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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Sierras

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#11 posted 03-09-2012 03:21 PM

Stunning!!!

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LittlePaw

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#12 posted 03-09-2012 06:58 PM

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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Jimbo4

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#13 posted 03-09-2012 11:26 PM

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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glynn

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#14 posted 03-10-2012 01:15 AM

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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WoodenFrog

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#15 posted 03-10-2012 03:11 AM

Very Beautiful! Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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