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My Newest Bowl

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Project by Bearpie posted 04-10-2012 03:12 AM 1421 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Newest Bowl – 13 1/4” D x 4 1/4” H – 195 pieces – Curly Maple, Padauk and Wenge.

This bowl took me 2 weeks to make. Yeah, I took my time, but I had fun with playing with colors! Trying to find pleasing color combinations and patterns is not as easy as it would seem without making it look too busy. Finding a pleasing shape is not that easy to do but I think I did OK here. This is finished with several coats of BLO (boiled linseed oil) mixed with Beeswax. I had to wait almost a month for the finish to dry enough to really buff it out with several coats of wax.

Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated!

Till next time, happy turning!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 04-10-2012 03:16 AM

Sheee Zamm
Wow that’s great ,beautiful.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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rrdesigns

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#2 posted 04-10-2012 03:26 AM

Eye popping. Reminds me of the Hitchcock movie “Vertigo”.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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Eric in central Florida

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#3 posted 04-10-2012 03:27 AM

Boy O Boy Erwin, you are just getting crazy good on that lathe !
Man, that is a beauty.
You sure have a good eye for what woods work together too !
Very nice my friend.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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lizardhead

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#4 posted 04-10-2012 04:04 AM

Bearpie: Another real nice piece of work, though I don’t think you outdid your last bowl titled “My Best Bowl Yet” Still a Top Shelf piece.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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mahadevwood

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#5 posted 04-10-2012 04:14 AM

awesome good piece of art

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that1wood

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#6 posted 04-10-2012 04:28 AM

Very cool! Spectacular work!

-- that WOOD be cool..... JL

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peteg

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#7 posted 04-10-2012 07:23 AM

geeeeezeee Erwin, you segmenters are getting far toooo much fun out of your time in the shed, love the cascading waves on the underside, just a fabulous job all round my friend :: ))
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Sam Shakouri

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#8 posted 04-10-2012 09:17 AM

I guess you had very good time during building the blank of this great bowl. How could you wait that long for the oil to dry? It very nice as usual.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 04-10-2012 10:09 AM

Wow, Erwin! That is amazing! Your bowls are just getting better and better. They are really top-notch! I love everything about it! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Cozmo35

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#10 posted 04-10-2012 11:18 AM

Beautiful piece Erwin.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 04-10-2012 12:53 PM

That’s a stunner, Erwin.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 04-10-2012 01:12 PM

WOW!!! Very beautiful.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Bluepine38

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#13 posted 04-10-2012 01:47 PM

Very nice looking bowl and nice to know that you had fun playing with it. It is great having fun in the shop,
and turning out a bowl like this makes it even better. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Kindlingmaker

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#14 posted 04-10-2012 02:18 PM

Stunning! It shines with beautiful craftmanship, design and wood selection!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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grizzman

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#15 posted 04-10-2012 08:28 PM

this is a real beauty, this will be a beautiful addition to your home or someones place, magnificent

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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