Tri-Peaked Bowl

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Project by Ronald Fontenot, Jr. posted 12-21-2009 01:50 AM 1976 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this design and decided to give it a try; I glued up some scrap wood and turned it. The finished shape looked good so I stained it and covered it with three coats of polyurethane varnish. I plan to try turning one in purpleheart but have not found the time yet. Notice how the shape continues into the finial on the lid.

-- Chip, Westlake

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#1 posted 12-21-2009 01:59 AM

oooh my goodness!! THis is stunning. Love the shape, the grain, the colour, the shine…. very nice indeed

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 12-21-2009 02:08 AM

Good job of turning.
It appears you turned the “cone” and set it in a separate base. Nice idea. I will have to keep a note of that. I have turned “square” stuff but with all the people turning triangular and pentagram pieces lately I may have to branch out.
Waiting to see your purple heart piece.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 12-21-2009 03:14 AM

Beautiful turning also fine looking finish.

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

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#4 posted 12-21-2009 03:41 AM

I have seen a couple of these turnings, with the complementary knob…..and they are one of my favourites. Yours is no exception. Well done. I tried one a couple of weeks ago, but never got it off the lathe….. bur I will be doing another try at one soon…....... You have given me inspiration.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 12-21-2009 04:09 AM

beautiful job…you did well in the design and the finish is superb…keep up the good work…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 12-21-2009 08:33 AM

wow, simply amazing… wish I had some skill around the lathe to try something like this… well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#7 posted 12-21-2009 06:24 PM

Fantastic turning. Very nice shape and the added tiny one on the finial is a nice touch. Have done a couple of square ones so now I gues I will hafe to ad more shapes to my list.

Keep it up. Great use of scraps!


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 12-21-2009 11:21 PM

great turning and the finish on the picture´s look better than one of those thing´s that you can see in gold at a Juveler store


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#9 posted 12-22-2009 10:40 PM

Very striking peice.

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

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#10 posted 12-23-2009 03:05 PM

Beautiful peice, great job, and great form.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#11 posted 01-01-2010 04:56 AM

Hey Chip all I can say is WOW!! Very nice Mark


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#12 posted 02-21-2010 06:00 PM

Extraordinary design !! Nice finish as well ,,,how is the PurpleHeart one coming along ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 05-06-2010 07:15 PM

Very nice indeed. I’ve done several rounded base versions, which make nice gifts.

-- Makin' Shavin's

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