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Project by recycle1943 posted 07-19-2019 12:08 AM 438 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an exercise in ” What The Heck ”
I was commissioned to make some bowls for a client for his Christmas list. I was at liberty to create, design and have my way with any and all lumber at hand. So, I did but I’m not nearly done yet. The first batch of 14 are out of the shop and in the house curing.
The bowls above are all 4” (or so) high and all incorporate different tinted resins. I found myself ooohing and aaaahing as I cut and glued up the blanks then got excited again when I cut the wedges because I could see the end result before they hit the RingMaster.
Looking at the pictures above shows some nice colors involved but the pictures to follow will make some wonder “What the Heck”
I should mention that the following are the same bowls that are above. The amount of tint I put in the resin pours determine the clarity or see thru ability and of course once the tint is in, ya can’t take it out – thus some are darker than others.

Thanks for looking and please – helpful hints and ideas are welcome

-- 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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anthm27

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#1 posted 07-19-2019 12:13 AM

Excellent Job, dont stop making bowels and please dont stop posting the finished product.
Well done as usual, and great that you’ve found the project line that gives you the most kick.
Great job Dick,
Kind Regards
Anthony

EDIT: I,ll take a bet that they were Less Stress than the Donor recognition tree,

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 07-19-2019 12:32 AM

Thanks Anthony
You are correct – the tree was a great challenge but bowls are FUN

-- 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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ZAGREB

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#3 posted 07-19-2019 01:00 AM

someone use alcohol,someone drugs,we are on wood…
amazing bowls,buddy

-- bambi

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 07-19-2019 02:12 AM

Thanks Bambi
a glass of wine in the evening helps me create

-- 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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ralbuck

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#5 posted 07-19-2019 02:18 AM

You are “Bowling us over” with those gorgeous bowls!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 07-19-2019 03:20 AM

Well done on some unique looking bowls. The addiction of making bowls can be lethal.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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mel52

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#7 posted 07-19-2019 03:48 AM

Very wild looking and beautiful. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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oldrivers

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#8 posted 07-19-2019 04:06 AM

Those look Great, a beautiful job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 07-19-2019 04:41 AM

Way cool nice work.

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#10 posted 07-19-2019 06:27 AM

Nice bowls Dick.

Scrolling down the pics is like spinning a great kaleidoscope. All beautiful, all good wood choices.

Thanks for posting, and congrats on your 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#11 posted 07-19-2019 10:26 AM

Wow, I have no idea how you did this. Much to learn. Thanks for posting, congrats on DT3

-- Petey

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recycle1943

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#12 posted 07-19-2019 10:51 AM

ralbuck, doubleDD, mel52, oldrivers, a1Jim – Thanks for looking and the kind comments

-- 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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recycle1943

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#13 posted 07-19-2019 10:53 AM



Nice bowls Dick.

Scrolling down the pics is like spinning a great kaleidoscope. All beautiful, all good wood choices.

Thanks for posting, and congrats on your 3.

- therealSteveN

Thanks George, sometimes it take me longer to select the lumber than it does to mill it

-- 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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recycle1943

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#14 posted 07-19-2019 11:00 AM



Wow, I have no idea how you did this. Much to learn. Thanks for posting, congrats on DT3

- Peteybadboy

Petey, it’s much like your segmented bowls but with a few more glue up steps. Actually, I just counted in my head, there are up to 14 individual ‘steps’ of cutting, glueing and sanding before I get to 5 or 6 finish coats inside and out on each bowl
Gheeeezz, that’s almost depressing when I think about it that way – but the end result is WAY worth it !

-- 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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#15 posted 07-19-2019 11:05 AM

Dick, I think you are having TOO much fun. Those bowls are really eye-catching.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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