tree of life series.

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Project by Arthouse posted 02-22-2013 01:24 AM 1623 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walnut bowl that was intended to be a tree of life series with white trees like my other bowls but when I inset the quilted maple piece on the lid it lent itself for a piece of quartz for a lid handle instead of white trees . It still was a study in texture with three color milk paint and skew chisel . I did use a V chisel to go cross grain . All in All it worked out as a decorative art but I think I missed the mark alittle bit. All this and heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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Stephen Mines

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#1 posted 02-22-2013 01:57 AM

Interesting directions you’re exploring ”...or what is heaven for…”

-- Stephen Mines (

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 02-22-2013 02:11 AM

That is COOL!

Really works for me!

Thank you!

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

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 10:33 AM

Just because it didn’t end with the same vision you started with doesn’t mean you missed the mark. Sometimes the wood let’s us know that it was meant to be something different.

Love the piece.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-22-2013 03:04 PM

Very good looking, interesting how those things we pick up because they look good seem to find a use that
we did not expect. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 02-22-2013 06:18 PM

A life of it’s own. You were just the creative vehicle?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 02-22-2013 08:07 PM

A friend used to say “Always shoot for the moon, even if you miss you will still end up among the stars”.
That piece of quartz gives it something special.

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 02-25-2013 02:48 PM

Another art piece, a great conversation piece. Like the design, wood and the quartz handle. Great job!

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