A Bowl (?)

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 03-07-2019 06:14 AM 389 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In a park, somewhere around here, on a very gloomy Saturday, I spied two enormous Adirondack chairs. I fired my camera at them.

I couldn’t quite make out the sculpture on the left, so I fired again, zoomed up.

I was recently cogitating (I do that – cogitate) about the feasibility of incorporating a captive ring into a bowl. (There. I said it. A captive ring on a bowl.)

I had this Silver Maple bowl coming together on the lathe, and, when I got done with it, I thought I’d, mebbees, I ought to elevate it, in some fashion. And, in the process of making something on which to elevate it, the notion of the captive ring on a bowl returned, so to speak.

That said, I present to you a Bowl that is a captive ring. HAH. You didn’t see that coming.

The non-bowl part of this piece is Camphor. It stands in at just under 11”, and the bowl itsowbadself is 4-1/2” by 2”.

The finish is, of course, YG and HS. Thebark on the bowl is treated with WOP.

Thank you.And, I apologize.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 03-07-2019 06:51 AM

The things you make amaze me, Mark. I’m glad I’ll be able to say “I knew him when…” after you are rich and famous.

-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"

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#2 posted 03-07-2019 09:09 AM

Thank you, Brent.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 03-07-2019 10:23 AM

работа мастера супер

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#4 posted 03-07-2019 10:57 AM

Most unusual Mark, but then you are an unusual person. LOL
I think I like this idea very much, it certainly wasn’t in my preconception of the title, but then again that is not unusual for me either.
Keep up the good work mate.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 03-07-2019 01:04 PM

Hi Mark, And high marks for your latest captures.

1. Your latest photo safari provided some fine scenes captured by the camera. You have such interesting public art out there.

2. Your latest project is quite captivating as well. An elevated bowl is usually called a Compote – thus captured ring compote? You are creating such interesting art out there

Thanks for sharing your work and your photo wanderings.


-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 03-07-2019 02:46 PM

Great job on the space needle bowl, you have a great artistic imagination. Try this one on for size. I remember seeing this one when I was in Ontario visiting.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 03-07-2019 03:54 PM

You certainly have a creative bent Mark. I like that!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 03-07-2019 05:20 PM

работа мастера супер

- andre4691


-- Mark

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#9 posted 03-08-2019 02:35 AM

Interesting design, Mark!

Pennsylvania’s version-

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 03-08-2019 02:46 AM

I don’t have anything fancy to say except that your work is always interesting!
Congrats on your DT-3

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 03-11-2019 12:55 AM

Very interesting piece for sure….........Cheers, JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 03-15-2019 03:51 AM

I’m just wondering what kind of things you can use your bowl piece for? It kind of looks like the sort of thing you’d see on a water feature.. The grain and finish on your piece is beautiful though!

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#13 posted 04-01-2019 12:30 AM

Now that one’s different.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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