Tiled Salad Bowl ... Mistake ???

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”They’re not mistakes …. they’re creative opportunities”, as stated so graciously by my wife Sue. If you look at this, you will see the Mahogany and Walnut every other layer switching sides. I goofed, the two woods were supposed to stay together and opposite each other. I made my mistake on the second layer and had to continue the pattern the rest of the way up the bowl. This is where Sue’s gift of the English language comes in.

The bowl measures 13” X 6” and is treated with a lemon oil and wax mix.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#1 posted 04-20-2009 04:12 PM

I think it looks very good Odie.

You just need to make one the other way and let everyone compare.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected] †

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#2 posted 04-20-2009 04:12 PM

I see no mistakes here. I just see a well designed bowl with an interesting visual appeal. To tell the truth if you had not pointed out your “goof” I doubt that it would have even been noticed.

Nice job, Odie.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-20-2009 04:28 PM

Fill that sucker with lettuce and carrots and no one will ever know the difference!!

Beautiful Job, Odie!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 04-20-2009 04:50 PM

I think the bowl wanted to be that way, and it looks fabulous, Nice Job!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#5 posted 04-20-2009 05:13 PM

It’s the best mistake you’ve ever made …. I’m back ….

-- ??? My mistakes heat the house. It's very warm in here. ???

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#6 posted 04-20-2009 05:50 PM

If you hadn’t told us we would never have thought of it as a mistake, only a really great bowl with great symmetry and contrast. Make the same bowl as originally intended and the public will probably split 50-50 on which one they prefer.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#7 posted 04-20-2009 07:32 PM

That looks great!

-- "I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe." -- Jango Fett

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#8 posted 04-21-2009 02:12 AM

norm is right…

and I think it looks great too…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 04-21-2009 02:49 AM

Nothing wrong with that one Odie. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 04-21-2009 05:17 AM

No you did it right. Your mistake was in thinking you where wrong. You where wrong…right? In any case it is a beautiful piece.

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#11 posted 04-21-2009 06:20 AM

It worries me slightly that the Unknown Woodworker has returned…suffering a fugue state, Odie?

I think Dennis has it right. It’s a great bowl.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#12 posted 04-21-2009 08:40 PM

Looks great. I hardly consider that a mistake worth getting worked up over. :-)

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#13 posted 04-22-2009 03:11 PM

OK, OK, I don’t really consider it a REAL mistake. To be honest I just like the phrase, “They’re not mistakes … they’re creative opportunities”.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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