Hair Bowl

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Project by Doe posted 08-03-2013 02:39 PM 1131 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The world’s ugliest bowl . . . but I couldn’t resist because I think that the pun is the noblest form wit.

I forgot the name of the wood; it’s a deep orange colour. When I started turning the bark flew off—no surprise there. Underneath was what looked like very coarse dog fur. I should have just admired it for a while and turned it off, but no, I had to leave it.

When I got to the bottom, I saw a dragonfly pattern. I felt quite grumpy about resisting to humour but finished with turner’s polish anyway.

I think I’m going to have to turn off the hair eventually – the pesky thing is shedding more than our dog.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#1 posted 08-03-2013 02:44 PM

I like it Doe spray some clear sealer on it and protect the hair it is what makes it very cool my friend… in my crazy opinion

-- Cosmicturner

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#2 posted 08-03-2013 04:11 PM

Nice bowl – you may have the only bowl in history that can get fleas :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 08-03-2013 06:14 PM

Love the name and that is a unique looking bowl, fleas??? lol,,,,
The fur is the character, my vote is leave it and spray the clear on it, as commented by cosmic.
Great looking bowl !!

-- Dan Stine, Galion Ohio

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#4 posted 08-03-2013 10:51 PM

Nice and very unique. I agree with the others——leave it as is.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 08-03-2013 11:10 PM

Haha well done. I believe its osage orange

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#6 posted 08-04-2013 02:17 AM

Very original don’t mess with it ,it’s cool !

-- Kiefer 松

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#7 posted 08-04-2013 03:19 PM

Welcome to the bowl club for men:)

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#8 posted 08-07-2013 02:57 PM

Cool bowl! Beautiful grains and finish. Please leave the hair, makes it really unique and fun to look at.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 08-07-2013 06:16 PM

That is cool to have that pretty of a wood under that hairy bark. It is not Osage Orange, though. That is a much more yellow wood and the bark is not hairy! It sure had a nice color and grain pattern and no cracks!!


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

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#10 posted 08-08-2013 08:17 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments. The hair is staying.

Jim: I guess it’s a beauty and the beast bowl :) I think the wood is some kind of locust; it’s a lot more orange than osage.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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Arlin Eastman

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#11 posted 08-08-2013 08:49 AM

Well done for going with a Natural Bowl. If you take the hair off then you will have a hairless bowl. lol


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#12 posted 09-05-2013 01:44 PM

Even if you decide to turn the fur off I think you should leave at least a little near the top edge as it gives a very unique look to it.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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Bill Huffman

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#13 posted 07-11-2014 12:32 AM

Remarkable, I would not change a thing, except of course just enough to stabilize the remaining ” fur”. I think it’s very artistic and think you should show it.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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