Purple Beech Bowls

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Project by Transition posted 12-15-2012 06:48 PM 1084 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a while… I moved my shop from SE PA to So Cal. But along the way I picked up a new lathe! Anyway here are a couple more bowls that I made as keepsakes. The woman to whom these will go has an uncle who planted the tree from which these were made. The tree fell victim to a storm. This particular wood was very interesting. Lots of variation throughout. And the wood did not deform in a predictable way – it didnt just go oval but got very wavy.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#1 posted 12-15-2012 06:54 PM

Finished with many coats of General Finishes Wood Turners Finish.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#2 posted 12-15-2012 07:07 PM

Beautiful bowl Andrew

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-15-2012 07:10 PM

That’s very nice, beautiful grain patterns

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#4 posted 12-15-2012 07:10 PM

Beautiful wood… bowls!

Where are you in SO CAL? (seems like I’ve asked this before… if so, pse forgive.)

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 12-15-2012 07:53 PM

Aliso Viejo. I don’t recall you asking, so if you did, both of us are on an even playing field with respect to memory issues!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#6 posted 12-15-2012 09:34 PM

hi great bowl very nice grain
like the shape

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#7 posted 12-15-2012 10:08 PM

these are really quite nice, i know i love the one you did for me, will always be grateful for this beautiful bowl…great job here…walnut is my favorite hard wood…keep at it..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 12-15-2012 10:28 PM

A couple of nice bowls Andrew, they look well turned & finished ;)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 12-15-2012 10:56 PM

These are lovely Andrew! The finish is gorgeous too! :) Great job!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 12-16-2012 12:29 AM

Beautiful bowl! Don’t you just love woodturning. I can’t seem to get enough. Lol!


-- Most people say "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I say, "Cut Twice, Measure Once".

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#11 posted 12-16-2012 12:55 AM

Nice bowl !

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

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#12 posted 12-16-2012 01:37 AM

This is one serious ice cream bowl. Very awesome turning. Nice design.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 12-16-2012 01:37 PM

Beautiful cutting

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

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#14 posted 12-18-2012 12:51 PM

Very nice work…

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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