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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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#1 posted 428 days ago

Stuart, this is all beautiful. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 428 days ago

Impressive work and beautiful pieces .

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 428 days ago

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 428 days ago

Very Attractive.

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#6 posted 428 days ago

Great work!

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#7 posted 428 days ago

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 428 days ago

very nice work

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#9 posted 427 days ago

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 427 days ago

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

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

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#11 posted 427 days ago

Beautiful work!

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#12 posted 427 days ago

Absolutely beautiful

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#13 posted 427 days ago

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 427 days ago

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 427 days ago

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

-- Stuart

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