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Project by Dick posted 06-05-2012 12:49 AM 978 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a bowl. I carved it out with a chainsaw disk then smoothed it out with flap disks, orbital sander, and a lot of hand sanding. This bowl is a memorial to my grandfather who passed last week. I’ll give this to Grandma.

The wood came from a stump my dad cut out in southeast Kansas. It seems pretty old and has a lot of cracks. But, I decided to use it anyway. I have no idea what it is. Before finish, it was aromatic. Please let me know if you have any idea!

-- Dick





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-05-2012 01:08 AM

Very cool bowl Dick.

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#2 posted 06-05-2012 01:29 AM

Great looking bowl! I was wondering how you cut those legs on a lathe till I read your description. Now it’s even more impressive. I’m sure your grandmother will love it.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#3 posted 06-05-2012 12:17 PM

First off, sorry about your Grandfather’s passing. Wonderful carved bowl. I really like the carved feet.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 06-06-2012 12:47 AM

great looking bowl. I like how the shape of the bowl matches the grain pattern

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 07-09-2012 02:57 AM

Neat bowl. You sure started off with a bang for the 1st one!!. That is a cool design!!
Sorry to hear about you grandpa. Your GM will like that in his honor!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 07-31-2012 02:54 AM

Very nice bowl. I like the way you did the legs with the “base” that “cradles” the bowl—very interesting compared to having the legs sprouting directly from the bowl’s exterior form.

Thanks for sharing!

Karl

-- Sow justice, reap peace

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