First Bowl

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Project by Dick posted 06-05-2012 12:49 AM 1445 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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#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

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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.

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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!


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