Salvaged Bowl

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Project by rockmolsen posted 06-14-2015 02:44 PM 1254 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About a year ago I was turning this piece of walnut, got to deep and snapped the tenon off the bottom of the bowl, it went flying, hit the floor and broke in half. I kept it thinking about a way to salvage it. One of the things I learned over this last year is how to remedy mistakes.

I glued it back together, used a biscuit joiner and added the biscuits. Giving it the appearance that’s its stitched. Using a longworth chuck I trued the bottom and glued on the maple. Wal-la a salvaged bowl. The finish isn’t as smooth as my other bowls but I didn’t want it to be perfect. It is 8.25” x 3”

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#1 posted 06-14-2015 02:49 PM

very nice save, well done

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 06-14-2015 07:56 PM

hi great save it is always nice to save something
from going to be firewood i like it


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#3 posted 06-14-2015 09:20 PM

Nicely done project, we would have never known if you had not mentioned it

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 06-14-2015 09:38 PM

Nice save, Rick. It’s one thing to turn a nice bowl, but quite another thing to save a mishap and incorporate the story into the design. Very well done!

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#5 posted 06-15-2015 01:19 AM

Great save.
I hate it when that happens.
Thanks for sharing.


-- 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 06-15-2015 11:09 AM

The look of the bowl is as impressive as the repair of it.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#7 posted 06-15-2015 05:39 PM

Nice save. Looks good this way

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 06-25-2015 08:41 PM

Neat idea, it turned out nice.

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#9 posted 07-06-2015 07:13 PM

WAAAAAAY cool. Turning an accident into a unique work of art. I love it!

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