Bark Inclusion Bowl

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Project by DocT posted 10-15-2010 05:36 PM 2440 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bigger the dog… louder the bark. I love how this bowl turned out! Looking at the log, I could appreciate that there was a branch collar around what appeared to be a previous pruning. I didn’t appreciate, however, how the tree had tried to heal around the wound or how deep the resulting bark inclusion extended. As I began to reveal the extent, I expected loosening, but there is no instability around the “knot”. And wow, what an effect. I think the feathering in the inclusion is just stunning.

The bowl is approximately 10” diameter and stands a little over 4” deep. We presented it as a gift to my wife’s aunt and uncle in appreciation of their years of hosting family reunions and Fourth of July celebrations.


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#1 posted 10-15-2010 05:54 PM

This is a very beautiful bowl. I like that inclusion and that you left the edge as natural as possible.

-- Cindy

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#2 posted 10-15-2010 06:10 PM

Very nice job.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#3 posted 10-15-2010 06:11 PM

Stunning indeed!! Simply beautiful : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#4 posted 10-15-2010 06:54 PM

Beautiful bowl! I love the bark inclusion. The natural character of the wood was captured.

Keep up the great work.


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

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#5 posted 10-16-2010 05:41 AM

Wow, According to picture 2, it looks like the piece shoulda popped out! Nice turning there!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 10-16-2010 08:10 AM

That is soooooooo nice!
isn’t it nice what nature can provided for us!

-- Theresa,

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