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11-12” diameter – Maple Bowl. I didn’t take too many pictures, so this is it!
Finished through 400g wet/dry and mineral oil burnished in with shavings.
-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA
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#1 posted 05-13-2008 11:12 AM
It has been a while since you have done a bowl but this one is gorgeous. The wood has some nice coloring. I can well understand why you chose this piece of wood for the bowl. It “turned” out nicely. :)
Thanks for posting this.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#2 posted 05-13-2008 12:50 PM
This is a diamond, and I won’t even say, “in the rough”. It has a simplicity that feels almost ritual; As if anyone’s hands would fit and want to linger.LovelySM
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#3 posted 05-13-2008 01:07 PM
Beautiful bowl. It has very unique patterns to it’s wood. Nice finish as well. Thanks for sharing.
-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.
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#4 posted 05-13-2008 01:24 PM
Every time I see another bowl, Makes me want to turn one myself. Never have. I just hope my first one will turn out as nice as this one did.
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#5 posted 05-13-2008 01:29 PM
Nice Job Dorje.Every one get a little easier and a lot sweeter.
-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner
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#6 posted 05-13-2008 02:02 PM
Very nice work Dorje. The only thing missing is the popcorn.
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#7 posted 05-13-2008 03:18 PM
Very cool bowl, Dorje.
Was this wood wet or dry when you turned it?
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#8 posted 05-13-2008 03:27 PM
nice job Dorje!
-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - http://www.splinterswoodworks.com/ - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5220040
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#9 posted 05-13-2008 04:36 PM
Interesting outcome. Nice color pattern. Great job!
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
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#10 posted 05-13-2008 04:41 PM
Amazingly beautiful bowl. More pictures and how you did it are welcomeSharad
-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein
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#11 posted 05-13-2008 04:51 PM
Sweet Dorje! I really like the grain of the wood
#12 posted 05-13-2008 04:53 PM
johnjoiner – this one was mostly air dried, though had a few moist spots…
Sharad – sorry, no more pics – this one went to my mom…
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#13 posted 05-13-2008 04:58 PM
Thanks for the timely post! Right now I have a maple blank chucked in the lathe and attempting to create a bowl. Seeing what you have done give me the encouragement to continue. I can only hope that mine turns out as nice as yours.
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.
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#14 posted 05-13-2008 06:01 PM
Dorje, this is one great bowl. The contrast in color and grain are remarkable enough, but with hints of spalt and curl (two elements I am sure we are both highly fond of) it really gets sweeter. Best of all though is the wide shallow configuration and the crispness of the detail. Good stuff, partner.
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.
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#15 posted 05-13-2008 07:20 PM
Sweeet bowl Dorje, my favorite wood, and you made it beautiful, mike
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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