|Project by Rockbuster||posted 02-09-2013 03:20 AM||946 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
Recently my wife was in the hospital for an 8 day bout with Pneumonia, and some other issues. The doctors, nurses, technicians, staff and even the cleanup people were really helpful and caring. I thought that it would be nice if I made them something from wood to show them that all of their efforts and help was appreciated. In the 8 day span, there was probably over 40 different people involved, rather then make them all some little trinket from wood, I decided to make this bowl, and fill it up with some goodies that they all might get a taste of. Probably Hershe kisses, or M&M’s or life savers. The bowl itself is nothing extrodinary, it is 6” in diameter X 4” deep made from 111 individual pieces. all in a helter- skelter pattern. I used 13 segments per ring cut at an angle of 13.846 degrees. It is made from mostly cherry, walnut, curly maple, and some resalvaged kind of material from some old cabinet doors. I dressed the inside bottom of the bowl with a few rings. If you will notice the white circle on the bottom of the bowl,I hollowed out a space below this, and placed a penny there, whose date is somewhere between 1900, and 2000 and glued a seal over it. The object here is for everyone involved, to guess a date, along with their name, and put it on a master sheet, left in charge with the head person at the nurses station on that floor. The person that comes the closest to the date on the penny, get’s to keep the bowl when it is emptied.
-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.