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Project by delabios posted 09-11-2012 03:36 PM 1409 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Variety of pine and cherry bowls. Some hand rubbed/painted (only the tops, leaving the sides natural), then 2 coats of poly, rings crazy-glued (gell works best).





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Surfside

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#1 posted 09-11-2012 04:06 PM

Nice bowls! They really are artistic! What are you planning to do with these bowls?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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delabios

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#2 posted 09-11-2012 04:27 PM

I have been keeping or giving away as gifts, but should get ino selling as I am starting to get many of them. Not really sure what to charge.

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#3 posted 09-11-2012 04:57 PM

Those are really neat! I like them!
So is each ring separate then you glue them together?

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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delabios

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#4 posted 09-11-2012 05:15 PM

Yes, cut them out, rotated each ring, and used crazy glue, the gell works better.

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MarkTheFiddler

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#5 posted 09-11-2012 05:23 PM

I can’t really say which one is my favorite but the one with what appears to be a celtic knot design really draws me in.

Don’t know if you can make a profit off of this but $70 – $120 each?

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delabios

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#6 posted 09-11-2012 05:36 PM

I like your thinking, but given the marketplace and similar items on Etsy, I think $20-30 would be a top price given the current designs and type of wood. I made the celtic bowl for my inlaws, they are big on Irish designs; I found a nice knot design and scrolled it into the bottom.

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#7 posted 09-11-2012 06:59 PM

I suppose it depends on where your sell them. I only kick up the price a bit because they are unique pieces of art. It’s a funny thing – You may not sell a single one for $10 but you can sell the fire out of them at $90. You’re not asking them to accept that you are an artist – they just believe it and pay more. That’s another loooong discussion and it’s full of my opinions about life. ;)

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#8 posted 09-11-2012 07:14 PM

I’m with Mark on this one. Unless you can make 2-3 bowls an hour and have no problems at all selling, you’re probably not going to cover materials, time, tools, expendables, etc and make any profit at $20-$30.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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delabios

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#9 posted 09-11-2012 07:43 PM

So true, but then again, this is more a love/hobby; i enjoy doing it and people seem to like it.

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#10 posted 09-11-2012 09:31 PM

This is too beautiful to put something on it.

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#11 posted 09-12-2012 04:16 AM

Very nice and practical bowl.I see hot fresh slised brad in it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 09-12-2012 05:39 AM

Great work!

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#13 posted 09-12-2012 01:37 PM

I love the design. Where did you get the pattern for it?

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#14 posted 09-12-2012 04:09 PM

Thats some really nice bowls you made there would make lovely fruit bowl :-)

-- If i could live in a tree and get away with it i would :-)

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delabios

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#15 posted 09-12-2012 07:16 PM

I am not sure if I got these patterns from Scrollsaw magazine or a book of scrollsaw designs. Either eay, easy to find them and modify for your own needs. I will say adding the designs on the bottoms was my idea; it is fun to try new things.

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