a bowl with a star

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Project by branch posted 11-29-2012 10:25 PM 1944 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi fellow LJ HAVING been posting in a while thought i would give you all a break from seeing my bowls all the time
but i have made a few new with a 5 pointed star in the bottom and i thought i would share them with you
i had a little bit off a struggle with this design but it was great fun trying to get it the way i wanted it to look i used a lot off scrap wood first to practice the angels and get them nice and tight the stove got a lot of glued up star wood and it keep me nice and warm as i was having fun

the bowl is 14 inches at the rim it is 7 inch at the base and stands 4 3/4 inch high
the are 166 pieces in it
the wood is purpleheart maple Wenge and goncalves
finish is sand and seal lacquer and beeswax and buffed

all coments welcome good or bad
i love to here your thoughts
the help me to try harder


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#1 posted 11-29-2012 10:26 PM

Looking 5-star to me !!!

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#2 posted 11-29-2012 10:39 PM

As always your work is just beautiful. I still wish I lived close to you so I could buy a bowl or two.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#3 posted 11-29-2012 10:44 PM

I have got to agree – Always beautiful work. It amazes me how easily you seem to acheive perfection.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#4 posted 11-29-2012 11:00 PM

Awsome work Branch. Very eye catching and I love the star in the bottom.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 11-29-2012 11:31 PM

Beautiful! Work Branch!!
It reminds me of Captain America’s shield from Marvel comics!
Good to see you again, I never get tired of looking at your bowls.
Keep em’ coming!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 11-29-2012 11:36 PM

As always beautiful and unique . You don’t have to wait to post it’s always a pleasure to your projects Branch.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 11-30-2012 12:27 AM

as ever branch
totally superb
keep them coming
they are always worth seeing

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 11-30-2012 01:13 AM

Always great to see your work Branch, especially the feature in the base. Great turning.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 11-30-2012 02:50 AM

great job, thanks for sharing

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#10 posted 11-30-2012 05:52 AM

You’ve become quite a talented segmented turner. Another fine piece, well done, looks great.,

-- Tom D

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Sam Shakouri

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#11 posted 11-30-2012 09:44 AM

As a mater of fact, I and many others wait to see your bowls. This one is very nice, Branch.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#12 posted 11-30-2012 01:35 PM

hi thanks for all your encouraging comments, its always great to get some feedback and i am not boring yous made a good few and i will post them soon. thanks again

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#13 posted 11-30-2012 08:38 PM

Hey Branch, very nice work again. that’s a lot of triangles !! it will be interesting to see what the purple hearth colour does in a few years. it should get darker. keep smiling . John

-- retired and smiling

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#14 posted 12-02-2012 03:49 AM

Very handsome bowl !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#15 posted 12-04-2012 12:13 AM

I don’t believe I will ever get bored with your work.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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