Yin Yang Bowls, PurpleHeart and Maple

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Project by scrappy posted 01-28-2010 01:53 AM 4067 views 5 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my entry for the Yin Yang contest.

It is a pair of bowls made from PurpleHeart and Maple. They are 3 1/2 diam X 1 3/7 tall. When together they make a Ball 3 1/2 diam. Finish is 4 coats of hand wipe polly and 3 coats of wax.

For the Yin Yang part of this:
I have allways believed that we are 1/2 of a hole when we are born. During our journey through life we search and struggle untill we find our other half. The better side of us. The gentler side, the more compassioinet side, the other half of our souls.

I have been lucky enough to find my other half. My wife is my best freind. My Soul Mate. My Better Half. She is the part of me that was missing, and I am hers.

I know she has brought warmth and completeness, into my life and I into hers. We are in Harmony with each other and those we encounter, now that we are whole. That is the meaning of the Yin Yang. The 2 halves becomeing one.

I made the bowls to represent the 2 of us. Each one is part of the other. (Maple and PurpleHeart) Each one is ONLY a bowl, but, together they complete the circle and become spherical. A circle in ALL directions. You can pass from the light to the dark and still return to the light. All sides lead to the other and back.

I made this for the contest but also as a Valetines gift for my wofe. I want her to allways understand, Just how much she means to me. She is my light in the darkness, and I will allways be hers.

Please leave all comments and critiques. I am allways open to suggestions.

Thank You for looking, and VOTE FOR ME!!!!! Please!!


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

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 01:56 AM

Those are pretty cool Scrappy!
That’s some pretty tough Yin Yang competition pieces right there!
You’re turning talent keeps going up & up!

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 02:27 AM

Great job Scrappy!! Good luck in the contest :-)

-- 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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#3 posted 01-28-2010 02:50 AM

Very nice Scrappy… I really like these bowls. Great Idea…. and nice execution.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 01-28-2010 02:51 AM

Great idea, I really like how well the wood grain matches between the Purple heart and maple. Good luck in the contest.

-- RayCurtis

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#5 posted 01-28-2010 02:52 AM

Very nice bowls Scrappy! The woods work very well together and I love the finish. Your turning keeps getting better and better.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#6 posted 01-28-2010 02:56 AM

Great job, Scrappy… I really like these.

And even if you don’t win the contest, I think you have won some major brownie points with your wife here!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 01-28-2010 03:25 AM

Wow scrappy those are way cool ,great job.


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#8 posted 01-28-2010 03:29 AM

Way Cool!!!! Good luck in the contest!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#9 posted 01-28-2010 03:33 AM

Got my vote!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 01-28-2010 03:43 AM

Very nice bowls and so unique!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 01-28-2010 05:07 AM

Not so scrappy Scrappy….

-- Be safe.

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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 01-28-2010 05:29 AM

Scrappy, these a gorgeous and what a fitting tribute to your wife! They certainly look like winners to me.

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

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#13 posted 01-28-2010 05:56 AM

Wow a craftsman and a romantic!!! Great job on both fronts!

-- Roy L, Arizona

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#14 posted 01-28-2010 07:46 AM

Thanks for the great comments everyone. I really enjoyed makeing them.

and to reasure all you who mentioned it, YES I did score lots of brownie points.haha

Thanks Again.


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

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#15 posted 01-28-2010 08:29 AM

If I could vote twice, you’d get them both, one vote for each bowl. Nice work!

-- there's someone in my head but it's not me...

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