Very First "Completed" Bowl

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Project by TZH posted 11-09-2012 06:13 PM 1250 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks, Scott Shangraw and Juniper Canyon for your inspiration. My bowls aren’t going to have the delicate carvings yours do (at least not yet – gotta get a whole lot better at this before I attempt you guy’s levels of expertise). Anyway, this is my very first completed bowl. Wood is juniper. Carved using angle and die grinders. Sanded with inflatable sanding drums. Dimensions are about 14”x14”x12” high. This is a gift to one of our Sons. He wanted the inside of the bowl to be left natural, so I braided a string of twine and used it as a transition between area that was finished and the inside which is not finished. Turned out nice, I think. Used Watco Danish Oil (Natural) to flood the piece. Then one coat of dewaxed shellac. Finally, two coats of clear gloss poly. Still learning, but gettin’ there slowly. Thanks for looking.


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 06:32 PM

Very beautiful piece. Nice job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-09-2012 07:38 PM

Very cool project. Clever transition using the braided twine, I like it….it has just inspired an idea in my head to do a similar accent band around the edge of a bowl, only I’m going to inlay old rusty barbed wire instead of twine. Thanks for posting, looks great!!

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#3 posted 11-09-2012 07:47 PM

I like the details of that bowl! Genuine.

-- "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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#4 posted 11-09-2012 08:14 PM

really nice beautiful bowl.

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#5 posted 11-09-2012 09:00 PM


-- Joel

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

wow you can’t be more unique than this bowl very cool.

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#7 posted 11-10-2012 01:52 PM

beautiful beautiful beautiful.

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

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#8 posted 11-10-2012 02:54 PM


Your ‘free style’ bowl is a work of art and a breath of fresh air from the cookie cutter bowls turned on a lathe, not that those are not handsome in their own right.

A vessel which serves, is no less functional nor beautiful when created in a non-triditional style.

Very nicely done. – Grandpa Len.

Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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