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Project by Mark posted 158 days ago 778 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bowl I made from various wood that I laminated into a blank and the turned into a bowl. I corded the bowl blank out and used it for the top after I added a maple rim to it.

The turning and sanding of this was a little different than a single type of wood as some wood was harder than others.

The style I was going for was an ” Asia” look. Some tell me that it also has an ” Africa ” look. Not sure which fits it’s style best.

The underside of the bowl rim I had to turn using a hollowing tool on the backside of the lathe. It would have been nice to have a remote start/ stop switch when working on that side as the controls on my Powermatic were difficult to reach.

-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun

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#1 posted 158 days ago

Very nice! I love all the different woods. I would say that it has more of a UFO look to it but you may not want to hear that. I was hoping to see some chocolate chip cookies hidden under that lid! :)

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 158 days ago

That is a beautiful piece Mark. No question about it. I don’t think I have ever seen so much laminate detail in a turning. Very well done.
I could imagine how many hours you have in the glue up. Just beautiful.

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

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#3 posted 158 days ago

Excellent piece Mark.

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#4 posted 158 days ago

wow, that is so cool, love the pattern, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#5 posted 158 days ago

Wow, very nice. I like the combination of woods, very unique & great looking.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 158 days ago

This is really cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#7 posted 158 days ago

Awsome.What an outstanding shapes and patterns!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 158 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed Mark! Thanks For Sharing!


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#9 posted 157 days ago

Thanks for all of the nice comments, I had fun doing this one.

-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun

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#10 posted 157 days ago

Whatever the style name you give it, it is an unique and beautiful bowl.

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#11 posted 157 days ago

WOW! That bowl is really super cool looking!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#12 posted 157 days ago

Yes I too heartilly aprove of this superb design and also well turned.Have a lot of safe fun and keep em coming brother. Alistair

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

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#13 posted 151 days ago

Wonderful bowl! Great wood colors and cool patterns. Like the unique shape and design. Great work!

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