Footed Cocobolo Bowl

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Let me know what you think everyone. I got it stuck in my head that I wanted to create a footed bowl with a square top and I found the perfect piece of cocobolo with which to make it from. The finish is lacquer and the piece is 4” tall and about 8” x 8” wide

-- William woodworker/software development manager

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#1 posted 2312 days ago

Nice job! I like working with cocbolo. Gotta love that grain.

-- My mind is like brilliant flash and then it's gone.

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#2 posted 2312 days ago

That must have been made from the crotch of a limb. I can only imagine the size of the piece before lathing it. It sure is pretty. It’s nice to see a “different” project from time to time. One day I too will Lathe.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#3 posted 2312 days ago

Looks amazing!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 2312 days ago

STUNNING to say the least !!!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 2312 days ago

Now that is really nice…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 2312 days ago

What do I think?, it’s ok.

WHAT?! EXCELLENT!!! Love it. Sure to draw attention in any room.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 2312 days ago


This is simply beautiful. I like the effect of combining a round bowl and 90 degree sides. Very interesting.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 2311 days ago

Very unique and beautiful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 2311 days ago

that is a very origional and amazing bowl. I love how it starts as a radius and then has the concave in the center. the Cocobolo grain is wonderful also how it seemd to flow down into the bowl. thanks for the post.

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#10 posted 2311 days ago

Really pretty, nice unique work …great job thank you ..for sharing ..

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#11 posted 2311 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 2311 days ago

...jaw drops in amazement. A truly stunning focal piece of wood art. Unique w/o being over the top.
Nice work.

thanks for sharing!

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#13 posted 2311 days ago

I love cocobolo and have so for years. It’s got to be my favorite wood. How do you keep the color from darkening? Does the lacquer keep it from oxidizing and turning real dark? Just curious. Great bowl, my man.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#14 posted 2311 days ago

Thats a pretty piece. I like the cotrast on the edge. The form is suptuous.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#15 posted 2311 days ago

really pretty

-- making sawdust....

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