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Project by Sanity posted 05-21-2013 01:37 PM 783 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make a small bowl as a companion piece to a goblet I recently turned (see last pic). I got a little carried away and made some fruit to go with it also. The bowl is figured maple and the fruit is made from ash and then gilded and lacquered. The stems were turned from scraps of brown ebony.

-- Stuart





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 05-21-2013 01:45 PM

Stuart, this is all beautiful. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#2 posted 05-21-2013 02:29 PM

Impressive work and beautiful pieces .

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#3 posted 05-21-2013 02:39 PM

Very beautiful and the finishes on all of the pieces are wonderful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-21-2013 03:10 PM

Very Attractive.

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#5 posted 05-21-2013 04:51 PM

Spectacular!

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#6 posted 05-21-2013 05:19 PM

Great work!

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#7 posted 05-21-2013 07:11 PM

They look like they are make of gold. Amazing. Do you get that effect only from grilling the wood?

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#8 posted 05-21-2013 07:20 PM

very nice work

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#9 posted 05-21-2013 09:41 PM

That is one fine-looking bowl. I thought it was redheart or bloodwood at first… the dyed/stained maple looks great.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#10 posted 05-21-2013 10:39 PM

Stuart I love your work you are very tallented, well done
Pete

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

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#11 posted 05-22-2013 12:48 AM

Beautiful work!

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#12 posted 05-22-2013 01:30 AM

Absolutely beautiful

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#13 posted 05-22-2013 01:27 PM

Thank you all for the generous comments! Gerben, I applied variegated gold and copper leaf to the fruit. Bobasaurus, I used TransTint “Bordeaux” dye on the bowl. I rate the TransTint dyes very highly and they are currently 40% off at Rockler. Pete G, coming from someone as skilled as you that is indeed a compliment!

-- Stuart

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#14 posted 05-22-2013 03:44 PM

Thanks for the information, Stuart. I’m ordering some of the dyes now :) . Do you use alcohol or water for the solvent?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#15 posted 05-22-2013 04:45 PM

Alcohol, as it dries quickly and does not raise the grain.

-- Stuart

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