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Project by scrollingmom posted 436 days ago 1154 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another first for me. I am enjoying doing new projects. I have been scoping out this pattern for awhile. It is a bowl with the Koi swimming in the bottom. The lily pads are raised just an 1/8”, everything else is flush. The bottom sits about 1” from the top of the bowl. The entire project is made of Pine, so wasn’t too difficult to work with.

The bowl measures approximately 11 1/2” diameter, 4” tall. The painting in the project was pretty easy, just acrylic paint, although I spray painted the outside of the bowl. The pattern called for flat black , which I used, but then I put a light coat of wax on the outside. The fish I sprayed with triple thick poly to give it some depth. The other thing I thought was neat about the pattern that you used every piece of board. The only waste was the corners from cutting out the round piece. The pattern was created by Deborah Nicholson.

Thanks for looking.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS





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majuvla

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#1 posted 436 days ago

Very nice bowl. Very nice picture.Something different

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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jap

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#2 posted 436 days ago

cool

-- Joel

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Sanding2day

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#3 posted 436 days ago

Fantastic… Really like it! Wonder about using select blue mahoe for the water and pour epoxy over the koi and under the lillies… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 436 days ago

That looks really awesome! I love it! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 436 days ago

Very nice!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Nate Meadows

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#6 posted 436 days ago

Very Cool! Nicely done!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Woodenwizard

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#7 posted 436 days ago

Very well done! Great bowl even without the fish.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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BarbS

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#8 posted 436 days ago

That is very nice! I like it.

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waho6o9

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#9 posted 436 days ago

Beautiful work Kelly!

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 436 days ago

That is sweet, Kelly. That last close up really shows it off nicely! Great work as usual!!
Cheers…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Roger

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#11 posted 436 days ago

That is way kool Kelly

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Mark A. DeCou

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#12 posted 436 days ago

that’s a neat idea Kelly, a combination of sculpture, woodturning, and intarsia, neat project!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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SCOTSMAN

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#13 posted 436 days ago

Really wonderful workmanship I love this piece.Could you give us some ideas of how trhis is done the fish are carved pesumably. Alistair ps I looked again very very nice work

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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scrollingmom

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#14 posted 436 days ago

Thank you everyone. You always make me feel good about my projects.

Sanding2day… After I finished I thought this pattern would be good using different woods for the colors.
Scotsman…. This pattern is done all in the same piece of wood. They are done like segmentation and then sanded around the edges and put back together and painted.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Celticscroller

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#15 posted 436 days ago

Beautiful Kelly! a really neat project. Thanks for sharing.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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