Holly and Cherry Lidded Bowl

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Project by Xyloid_Curt posted 01-03-2013 06:21 PM 1121 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Holly and Cherry bowl made from a Holly tree downed in the storms of 2004 in Florida. This piece of Holly darkened and developed some unique grain colors and patterns, probably as a result of being cut during the summer and not drying quickly. The Cherry came from my neighbor’s yard after a storm also. The finial is a more typical piece of Holly. The bowl measures 5 1/2 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high and has a lacquer and wax finish.

-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood"

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#1 posted 01-03-2013 07:50 PM

What a perfect bowl! Keep it up.

-- "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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#2 posted 01-03-2013 08:58 PM

This is a wonderful turning,it’s a real eye popper!

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#3 posted 01-03-2013 09:52 PM

hi very nice little bowl or round box
i like it great piece of turning


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#4 posted 01-04-2013 12:39 AM

The colors go together well. Nice proportion of height to width. Very nice turning. Congrads. Carl

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#5 posted 01-04-2013 03:45 AM

Nice piece of holly. Your bowl shows it off well!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 01-04-2013 08:11 AM

Very nice size, shape and finish.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#7 posted 01-10-2013 01:16 PM

Great job! This is a very attractive piece. Well balanced and nice color. Inspires me to turn one!

-- Joe, Maryland

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