Assorted bowls and a platter

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Project by darkhollow posted 05-07-2012 08:06 PM 1601 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1 & 2) Pond Scene. Pine, 3’+ long, 1” high. This piece was roughed out with a chainsaw, then worked with hand tools. The idea came from the placement of a couple of knots in the wood, which became the eyes of the frog. Then the idea of a pond came to me, but I didn’t wand the “pond” to just sit on a table, so I decided to put the turtle under the whole thing. It is made of a solid piece of Pine.

3) Swan Bowl, Maple, 3’+ long. This piece was inspired by what I’ve heard and read of Scandinavian Beer Swans, from which beer was dipped with the use of smaller bird bowls which floated upon the beer. Chainsaw-roughed.

4) Swan Bowl II, Cherry, 3 1/2 feet long. Chainsaw-roughed.

5) Two Birds and a Snake, Apple, each is about 7 -8” long. Carved under the base of each bird is a cracking egg

6) Tea Bowl, American Holly, 3” diameter. This piece was carved from a doorknob sized “wart” on a holly tree which a friend of mine tossed to me one day on his way back from gathering firewood. It was inspired by Japanese Tea Bowls, and is one of the few pieces that I knew I was making for my own use!

-- You say Luddite like it's a bad thing ...

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#1 posted 05-07-2012 09:35 PM

Amazing bowls.
I love the view in pic 2.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 05-07-2012 10:29 PM

Incredible carving talent. Keep em comin

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 05-07-2012 10:57 PM

That turtle / frog bowl is stunning.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#4 posted 05-07-2012 11:59 PM

Very nice work. Beautiful job on all of them.

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

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 12:01 AM

WOW, you are awesome man!

Sorry I haven’t commented sooner, my bad!

Very cool carvings! Hard to find favorites, they are all great. Love the spoons too…..................

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

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#6 posted 05-08-2012 02:10 AM

love the work you did with the Pond Scene.

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#7 posted 05-08-2012 02:21 AM

That first one is AWESOME! You got some serious talent. The swan bowl (No. 3) is my wifes favorite.

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

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#8 posted 05-08-2012 06:04 AM

All of them are beatiful but the first one is sooo amazing.
Looking forward to seeing your next masterpieces..

-- Efe Yaparoglu ,Izmir.... Not getting what u wished is a sign that there is something better behind.

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#9 posted 05-08-2012 09:43 AM

I like it. Nice job, awesome pieces.

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#10 posted 05-08-2012 01:30 PM

Now that is cool! Very creative. Great job…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 05-08-2012 02:21 PM

Amazing work! Jaw dropping execution. GOD, I wish I could carve!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#12 posted 05-09-2012 02:23 AM

You are definitely an artist in wood. They are all fantastic!

-- 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 07-06-2012 10:11 PM

That pond scene is amazing!

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