Spalted maple bowl #2

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Project by BalloonGuy posted 09-26-2013 11:12 PM 788 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Second bowl, cut from the other half of the blank that became this bowl. Also quilted maple, again about 6” diameter and a bit less than 2” high, but with a bit of the natural edge (seen at right in photo #2) characteristics. The two are shown together. Number 2 is being given as a wedding gift this weekend.

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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#1 posted 09-27-2013 12:00 AM

This bowl shows off well. Good job with the natural edge.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 09-27-2013 05:37 AM

If you do one more you will be addicted and there is no cure. LOL (-:
There is nothing more elegant than a simple wood bowl. It looks good, feels nice, and is functional.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 09-27-2013 08:32 AM

Very nice, I love the grain pattern.


-- 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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#4 posted 09-27-2013 12:05 PM

Les, I think it’s too late. I’m loving that I can duck into the shop with a block of wood and come out just a few hours later with a beautiful piece like these. I need to find more of this spectacularly figured maple. I agree with Bob; the grain pattern was evident even in the rough blank.

Dave, thanks for the compliment. I’m not (yet) in your league – you’ve done some great work. I’m enjoying watching what you and the other LJs have made and being inspired to keep practicing.

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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#5 posted 09-27-2013 12:31 PM

Nice bowl. It is fun to do a short quick project and then to have it turn out well

-- Ron Campbell

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#6 posted 09-27-2013 04:28 PM

You did a great job…both bowls look great.

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

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#7 posted 09-30-2013 02:51 PM

Good looking bowl! Like the shape and the natural edge. It has pretty grain patterns and great finish. Great job!

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#8 posted 10-01-2013 02:23 AM

Thanks again for the compliments. I got hold of a block of ambrosia maple over the weekend and took out all the parts that didn’t look like a bowl to me. Will post pictures of that one once I’ve got it stained and buffed.

Do any of you use a “bowl saver” system to eke out the most from your blanks? How small an inner bowl can you go?

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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