Potpourri Bowl

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Project by reggiek posted 08-24-2010 02:23 AM 2223 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once again I have proved that I possess no skills as a photographer.

If you can suffer through my poor attempts at photography, you will see a turned and skulpted bowl I made to hold some scented potpourri. This was made to be given as a gift for a women’s 80th birthday. It is turned from Black Walnut – the wood came from a local tree that lost some larger branches during one of our bigger storms. It was rough turned green, left to dry for several months….finish turned and hollowed….I then carved it using my Wecheer Woodcarver/saburr bits, my proxxon rotary with diamond and ceramic burrs, and a few rasps/rifflers to clean the skulpted lines. I finished it with 4 coats of Formby’s tongue oil, and buffed that with a beale buffer and beeswax. The top is pewter that was purchased from a local craft store.

The wall is turned to 1/4” thickness (slightly thicker then normal to allow for the carving). It was hollowed with a proforme flexi hollower (I recently reviewed this tool here).

Oh, the size of the bowl is 7.5” diameter and approx 3.5” tall.

Any comments/critiques welcome. Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 08-24-2010 02:32 AM

Nice work, great sculptured edges.

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#2 posted 08-24-2010 05:45 AM

Great bowl. Love the sculpted edge. What a wonderful gift.

Keep it up.


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

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#3 posted 09-04-2010 02:11 AM

Beautiful work, love that sculpted edge, well done!

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