bowl - segmented turning

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Project by phillip butler posted 12-25-2013 05:15 PM 1268 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my son asked for a bowl as a dinner table center piece to hold fruit etc. so this was another fun xmas project. wood is poplar and purpleheart. I selected poplar boards with contrasting heart/sap wood colors in the vertical grain, and the variety of colors in the finished project was something to behold. looks like several different species was used instead of just two. bowl is 11” diameter/ 6” deep.

-- phil, nevada

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#1 posted 12-25-2013 07:54 PM

No flies on that! I never would have thought of using different pieces of the same wood to give different colors. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 12-25-2013 10:03 PM

Sweet bowl, Phillip!!

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

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#3 posted 12-27-2013 12:18 AM

Really beautiful!!!

I love the pattern and the contrast from the same species.

Thanks for sharing!


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#4 posted 01-07-2014 12:18 AM

WOW! Really nice.I love the color.

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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