Texas Star Bowl

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Project by socrbent posted 11-17-2019 06:53 PM 351 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my sons, his wife and 3 kids live outside of Austin, Texas. I wanted to make a large segmented bowl to take with us when we visit from Ohio for Thanksgiving. The goal was a bowl with a 5 pointed star in the base.

The bowl is made from maple and purple heart and 6” x 15” with 260 pieces. Finish is walnut oil buffed out with Beal system. I did a 6 part blog describing how it was made –

-- socrbent Ohio

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#1 posted 11-17-2019 06:59 PM

That is an awesome bowl. Nice job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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James E McIntyre

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#2 posted 11-17-2019 08:28 PM

That is one beautiful big bowl. Very complicated and the way you figured out how to make the star at the bottom was cleaver.

Maybe next time you can incorporate the map of Texas around the star.

Have a great trip and a wonderful Thanksgiving!

-- James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 11-17-2019 09:40 PM

You really nailed it! What a wonderful and unique gift.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 11-18-2019 01:32 AM

That is a very attractive turned bowl. Nicely done.

-- Julian

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#5 posted 11-18-2019 01:35 AM

this is one excellent gift from dad GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 11-18-2019 04:57 AM

Fine looking bowl! Love the segmented bowls, but I’m to lazy to draw up the charts:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 11-18-2019 12:27 PM

Beautifully done and a very nice design too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 11-25-2019 01:18 AM

Very nice, love the star

-- Robert in middle TN

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#9 posted 11-25-2019 01:46 AM

Thanks everyone! Bowl in transit with us on the way to Austin.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#10 posted 11-25-2019 01:49 AM

Andre – software like Segmented Project Planner makes the design part esay.

-- socrbent Ohio

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