Carved bowls

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Project by scott shangraw posted 11-14-2007 06:17 AM 4591 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Carved Bowls-Here is a few pictures of some hand carved bowls I do.
First is a large walnut bowl about 24” diam & 12” deep with turquise inlayed into the cracks
Second is a Juniper burl with turquise inlayed
and last is a Mesquite burl also with turquise

All our bowls are carved using a chainsaw and grinders. We note the natural shape of the wood and work with that. Some bowls have wave or fold patterns to make them even more artistic. All the bowls vary in shape and size, making them unique one of a kind pieces.

See other carved items:

“Divided” Juniper carved vessel
“Kaleidoscope” Juniper carved vessel
“Tidal Wave” Juniper Burl carved vessel

-- Scott NM,

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 11-14-2007 07:17 AM

Wow! Those are beautiful. I really like the form and blend of materials. I’ll add those to my favorites.

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#2 posted 11-14-2007 12:29 PM

very unique
that first one!! Yah—“wow”

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

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 11-14-2007 02:32 PM

Lordy, what next? These are genuinely unique and exceptionally beautiful. How do you arrive at the shape? Obviously you see it in the wood but…...... Impressive. And the turquiose infills!!!!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 11-14-2007 02:49 PM

Wow! They are so fluid. These are truly beautiful!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Mark A. DeCou

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#5 posted 11-14-2007 03:05 PM

cool. magnificient work. I would love to see you building one of these, if you ever wanted to blog the effort.

thanks for sharing,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#6 posted 11-14-2007 03:51 PM

These are great looking. How does the turquoise filler come? Premixed in a bottle? I also wonder whether theres anybody using something as simple as color tinted bondo to get this same effect?

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 11-14-2007 05:23 PM

Some beautifully artistic work!

You seem to catch the flow of the grain perfectly.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 11-14-2007 05:29 PM

Amazing, Scott!

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

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#9 posted 11-14-2007 06:11 PM

Beautifull Scott, don’t know how you do it but they sure are pretty, mike

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

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#10 posted 11-14-2007 06:43 PM

Really nice pieces, Scott.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 11-15-2007 09:17 PM

Alright Scott, obviously you have far too much talent – you should send me some of it right away. I too would love to see how you do the carved bowls. They are beautiful.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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scott shangraw

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#12 posted 11-15-2007 10:47 PM

After the holidays I will try and do a blog on how I make the bowls and come up with the design.You all just will have to be pateint with my typing and spelling (as you can probably tell from any of my postings I got a “D” in english but did manage an “a” in woodshop)unless I can talk my wife into doing it for me.

Miles-The turquoise is acheived by crushing turquoise stone and mixing with epoxy ,I push it into the cracks and the regrind it down flush with the wood when it cures.I have done the Bondo and tinted black it works Ok but I usually do the epoxy route

-- Scott NM,

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#13 posted 01-21-2008 02:43 PM

I like your bowls.

-- Jiri

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#14 posted 01-21-2008 05:11 PM

Beautiful work. Looking forward to the blog. I been working on something similar with a piece of mulberry crotch. I work on it in between projects. Some day I’ll finish it…

-- Zipsss

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