Saint Helens

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Project by bigwoodturner posted 04-02-2009 04:23 AM 1629 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece in a series I do called “Volcano Bowls”. This piece is called “Saint Helens”. I name the pieces for the active and inactive volcanos they remind me of. This bowl is 17 inches in diameter the bowl height is 5 inches and sits on the stands made to look as though it is flowing magma. It has two wings representing the paraclastal flow. I finished this one during my lunch at work today. I hope the photos show you the detail you asked for. This goes to a show opening this Friday night. So much wood, so little time!

-- Dale

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#1 posted 04-02-2009 04:32 AM

When are you going to put in the wiring for the light? JUST KIDDING!! Very cool!!! Man, your really working that brain out. Great show!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 04-02-2009 04:38 AM

Dale, welcome to LJ. Hope you like it here. When I saw this first picture from the “Projects” main page I have to admit my first thought was, “That’s a piece of beef jerky with a mustache.” :)

Seriously…this is awesome…I just went back and looked at your other postings…they are as well. You do some fantastic work….(great photos too). I’m curious what kind of woods are used here.

Thanks for posting your work.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 04-02-2009 04:52 AM

The bowl is made from a Big Leaf Maple Burl Cap, The stand is walnut I have joined together then shaped, textured, burned and airbrushed. Beef jerky with aa mustache, interesting description wonder what that would look like turned?

-- Dale

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#4 posted 04-02-2009 05:54 AM

Now all you need is some red food coloring, vinegar, and baking soda!

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#5 posted 04-02-2009 06:01 AM

Absolutely awesome! A work of art!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#6 posted 04-02-2009 06:05 AM

Very nice! Noting that you live just beneath some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, can we expect to see a Pike’s Peak piece?

-- Scott

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#7 posted 04-02-2009 08:27 AM

Nice work. Do yuiu want a litle St Helen ash to go with it? I saw a few bottles the other day when my wife was cleaning out closets and cupboards.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 04-02-2009 02:37 PM

most unique

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#9 posted 04-02-2009 04:00 PM

Very cool piece. Unique and original.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 04-03-2009 03:30 AM

I just love your stuff!! I wish I was that creative.

Job Well Done!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#11 posted 04-07-2009 08:01 AM

That’s an interesting stand for the “bowl”. I like how you’re pushing the enevelope on your ideas.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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