Imitation Indian Baskets

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Project by Gwfly posted 04-24-2019 08:27 PM 620 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First try at imitation Indian baskets. Both are maple segmented bowls 6”x 4’ and 8”x 8”. Lots of work, problem with shaky hand so could could not put finishing weave marks on top and bottom. These were more fun than the platter I did earlier. comments wwelcome

-- gwfly

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#1 posted 04-24-2019 08:38 PM

congratulations on a job WELL DONE !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 04-24-2019 08:54 PM

Basket/platter woven designs are my favorite of the turning world. Those really look nice.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 04-24-2019 10:20 PM

first time? looks pretty amazing to me,you did an awesome job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 04-25-2019 12:07 AM

Beautiful work…

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#5 posted 04-25-2019 08:43 AM

You did a wonderful job on those

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 04-25-2019 09:30 AM

Incredible work…You must be very patience man…I would go crazy glueing that.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 04-25-2019 01:24 PM

Those look very Indian indeed. Beautiful work.


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#8 posted 04-25-2019 02:19 PM

Great project and came out so nice!!!

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#9 posted 04-28-2019 09:19 PM

Nice job. I did one of these last year and I understand what you mean about the being lots of work. My tiny trial bowl probably took 20-30 hours to complete. You really have to concentrate on what you are doing or you will mess up the pattern.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#10 posted 05-02-2019 11:21 AM

Love this treatment. I’ve seen a few turners doing similar woven styles, yours is the first with the native american-ish motif. Absolutely beautiful.

-- Mike Miller,

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