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Project by TZH posted 05-24-2021 11:47 PM 953 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, the juniper bowl in the middle of the first photo isn’t going anywhere. That’s the very first bowl I ever carved, and I gifted it to my lovely better half. The others I’ve put out on local arts and crafts sites on Facebook. The rest of the photos are individual shots of each of the bowls.

The four bowls surrounding the juniper bowl in the center are beetle kill pine harvested locally and on our property. The more I work with this stull, the more unexpected colors pop. Most beetle kill pine has the blueish stain on parts of the piece, but, for some reason, the stuff I’ve been working with has a whole lot of other color, too. I’m liking it!

I use an angle grinder with multiple different tools (not at the same time, of course) to carve out and then shape the bowls in kind of a freeform style. That’s followed by sanding using both power tools and my arthritic hands (ouch).

Thanks for looking.

TZH

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 05-24-2021 11:58 PM

Love them! No lath needed, or wanted…

Beautiful projects man…Really making good use of your environment and materials available.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 05-25-2021 12:29 AM

those are gorgeous, really love rustic stuff like this.you have one spot for a pic left you should post one of the juniper bowl,id love too see a close up.

-- 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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Thedustydutchman

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#3 posted 05-25-2021 12:56 AM

Those are great! I really like the shapes of them. I would be very interested in more information on how you make these. I might like to try to make one. Great work!

-- Jerry H - Holland Michigan

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TZH

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#4 posted 05-25-2021 01:20 AM

Thedustydutchman, I’ll share the first in a series of blog posts on how I do bowl carving. This is my personal blog, and you’re going to have to navigate the following posts by clicking on the links located in the right hand side of the blog. If you have any additional question, let me know.

TZH

https://dwrtzh.blogspot.com/2020/12/its-been-looooooong-time-since-my-last.html

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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TZH

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#5 posted 05-25-2021 01:22 AM

poltz, here ya go.

TZH

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#6 posted 05-25-2021 01:39 AM

Love the bowls. Very creative!!!
The cookies in the last pic look pretty good too. :-)

-- Dan, TN

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TZH

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#7 posted 05-25-2021 01:56 AM

Thanks, Brodan. The cookies are store bought oatmeal raisin from Safeway. Not as good as Costco oatmeal raisin, but they’ll do in a pinch.

TZH

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#8 posted 05-25-2021 03:27 AM



poltz, here ya go.

TZH

- TZH


beautiful i would have kept that myself.

-- 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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recycle1943

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#9 posted 05-25-2021 10:55 AM

beautiful cedar bowl and some of the best use of bkp I’ve seen

-- 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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Thedustydutchman

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#10 posted 05-25-2021 11:36 AM

Thanks for the link! I’ll check it out for sure

-- Jerry H - Holland Michigan

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TZH

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#11 posted 05-25-2021 12:48 PM

Thanks, recycle1943. I use the raw materials that are available to me. Beetle kill pine is more available than cedar/juniper, so that’s what I’m focused on using for now. Cedar/juniper is my favorite to work with, but I gotta go with what I got, right?!

TZH

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#12 posted 05-25-2021 12:55 PM

Beautiful bowls, all of them. The finish is wonderful. The time spent is obvious, well done.

-- Ron

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TZH

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#13 posted 05-25-2021 01:55 PM

Thanks, 987Ron.

TZH

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#14 posted 05-25-2021 02:33 PM

All are nice but I see why you are keeping the juniper bowl. Great piece of wood.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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TZH

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#15 posted 05-25-2021 03:01 PM

Thanks, gdaveg. Maybe I should post some pics of some of the juniper bowls I’ve made. I’ll have to think about that for a bit.

TZH

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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