Beehive Bowl

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Project by DocT posted 06-23-2010 09:10 PM 1593 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you’ll see in subsequent projects, I’ve been playing around with textures and techniques. Not all are successful, but I learn from each endeavor. How does that quote go about venturing into craftsmanship of uncertainty? Anyway, in this bowl I tried a bit more of a closed form. The walls are a bit thick to accommodate the beads and surface carving. I first turned the beads and then carved the spiraling cross hatching. The interior of the bowl is ebonized.

In retrospect, the red oak root wood is a bit rustic for the adornment. It was difficult to make even beads (part the wood’s fault and mostly my shortcomings), and the natural edge detracts from the beads. I’m already envisioning this form again with modifications.

The bowl is approximately 6” diameter and 3” tall.


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#1 posted 06-23-2010 09:26 PM

very cool… looks like your getting this wood turning stuff down . You seem to have the ability to add the touches that make them pop.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#3 posted 06-24-2010 12:16 AM

Very nice.

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#4 posted 06-24-2010 01:43 AM

Like it very much, giving me more ideas for my own projects.

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#5 posted 06-24-2010 01:28 PM

Interesting texture you did..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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