potpourri bowl

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Project by michelletwo posted 08-15-2010 01:01 PM 1779 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I’d put all my negativity :-) to work on something a tad more normal/useful. :-) :-) Pretty spalted maple bowl and a bocote lid lifter (finial) . This was harder to accomplish than my previous pieces as it was not flat..the lid is thinner at the rim than at the middle finial area. It throws off the calculations and my eyeballs!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 08-15-2010 01:22 PM

Yet another beautiful project that you accomplished, Michelle! The wood on this one is really pretty! I don’t know how you do such delicate work and make it look so wonderful. Great job!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 08-15-2010 01:47 PM

Very nice. Great job on the lid.

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#3 posted 08-15-2010 03:16 PM

Really a nice job on this lid.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 08-15-2010 03:33 PM

very cool design.

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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#5 posted 08-15-2010 03:52 PM

Really nice, Michelle. Does the edge of the lid overhang the outer diameter of the bowl, or is it just the photo angle making it look that way? Beautiful wood, skilled turning.


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#6 posted 08-15-2010 05:43 PM

Negativity positively used. Good one, Michelle.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Grant Libramento

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#7 posted 08-15-2010 06:25 PM

As a former engineer, I appreciate the potential for this technique to create a beautiful, decorative vented covers . I think a blog entry which describes and instructs how to build this would be very popular.
Beautiful work.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#8 posted 08-15-2010 06:39 PM

Excellent job….and a nice bit of turning there. The grill on the top is fantastic…and will allow the scent to difuse perfectly. Very well done indeed.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#9 posted 08-15-2010 07:17 PM

Wow! Very interesting techniques here! I’m quite puzzled as to how you made this without it falling apart. Very nicely done.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Mark Shymanski

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#10 posted 08-15-2010 08:35 PM

Very cool lid! I agree with Grant, a blog on how you did this would be very interesting.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#11 posted 08-15-2010 10:39 PM

You said you were going to do it and you did. And you did it VERY well! Nice!

-- EGO postulo , EGO venalicium , EGO incidere. I measured, I marked, I cut. Latin instructions for firewood.

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#12 posted 08-16-2010 07:30 AM

Fantastic bowl. Love the lid design. If you didn’t hold it to the light, it looks solid. Great job.

Keep it up.


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

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#13 posted 08-17-2010 08:05 PM

Awesome, absolutely amazing.

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

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#14 posted 08-18-2010 01:02 AM

Yes you are very right i love this piece the lid and bowl fit together perfectly. Very nice work. Keep them comin.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#15 posted 08-18-2010 02:17 AM

Thanks Roper..glad you came to see this and that you like it..have a good night

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