Thunder bird bowl

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Project by john925 posted 09-09-2013 01:49 AM 1104 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Been trying to build a Thunderbird bowl for a while- and saw on line a guide on how to do one – ala Jim Rogers . This bowl is approx. 10 in. in dia by 7 inches high. Made of Tiger Maple, So. Amer. Rosewood, and Cherry. Hope you like it. Oh it was purchased by a friend whose Son and Daughter in law have a fishing/hunting lodge on Lake Superior. Should make a nice conversation piece in the lodge.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#1 posted 09-09-2013 01:58 AM

Excellent segmented turning. That’s a seriously large bowl to keep steady while turning, and the result turned out great. I’ve never tried to do any segmented pieces… keeping everything aligned seems so daunting.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#2 posted 09-09-2013 03:25 AM

Well done, it looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 09-09-2013 04:06 AM

Awesome Bowl.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 09-09-2013 07:56 AM

That is very beautiful

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 09-09-2013 12:04 PM

That is a very nice segmented bowl…I would have liked to see some pics of the building of it.
Excellent job

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 09-09-2013 04:57 PM

Beautiful! I too would like to see some “before” photos or at least a link to the online guide you found.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#8 posted 09-09-2013 04:58 PM

Very attractive piece!

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

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#9 posted 09-09-2013 07:19 PM

That is one mighty fine bowl, both in looks and craftsmanship. The wood colors are also fantastic as is the design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 09-10-2013 04:17 AM

Oh man – I have got to have one like that! Beautiful!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#11 posted 09-12-2013 04:07 PM

Wonderful bow! Gorgeous wood comb, the patterns and segments look amazing and the finish as well. Excellent job!

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#12 posted 09-13-2013 09:08 PM

Outstanding bowl, beautiful woods and patterns

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 09-16-2013 02:26 AM

Segmented woodturners are just outrageous. They glue up hundreds of pieces, then rings, then mount on a fast turning lathe. What guts you have. Your planning and determination a most evident in this fine turning. This turning is a visible description of patience.

-- Skilled craftsman are not cheap, cheap craftsman are not skilled. Bert, Wooster

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