Father's Day Bowl

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Project by MrWolfe posted 06-20-2021 08:11 PM 682 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m blessed to have a great father in my life and I made this bowl for him today and was able to gift him with it.
It is mystery wood and had some interesting character (holes) that I infilled with epoxy and a mix of olive green mica with candy apple green mica. Its finished with Howard’s Feed and Wax and topped off with a coat of Renaissance Microcrystaline wax.

Here are some more Works in Progress. These are mostly pecan and ash with one that I think is hackberry. Once they are dry I will finish them and update this post with some more pics.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads and Granddads out there.

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#1 posted 06-20-2021 08:21 PM

I knew it was only a matter of time before you started experimenting with jewel tones – and in a delightful Color Field Minimalist way. Could this be the start of your Faberge Phase? But what intrigues me the most is that unfinished piece in lower left corner – it deserves its own posting and I will hold my comments until it gets one.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#2 posted 06-20-2021 09:00 PM

Awesome color effect! Like where you are headed!

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#3 posted 06-20-2021 09:19 PM

looks like you were busy too the look of that epoxy fill contrasted with the wood,real nice.

-- 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 06-20-2021 10:38 PM

Very nice, the color pops right out at you. Great job.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 06-21-2021 12:15 AM

Beautiful. Love the look that the green mica adds.

-- Dan, TN

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#6 posted 06-21-2021 01:11 AM

That piece definately has Character, with a capital “C”....

Good looking work coming up…very cool…

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

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#7 posted 06-21-2021 03:12 AM

Cool looking bowl and I love the shape!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 06-21-2021 03:21 AM

That’s a darn good looking bowl, Jon! Well done!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 06-21-2021 09:13 AM

cool bowl

-- Petey

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#10 posted 06-21-2021 02:13 PM

Thanks everyone!
I recently started using the epoxy to fill voids on some less than perfect pieces. This has been the best to date and what I initially thought was wood for the fire pit became a nice piece.
Thanks for all the great comments and yes, Leafherder, I will post the piece you’ve asked about when it is complete. It may be some time but you will see it.
Thanks again.

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#11 posted 06-21-2021 03:39 PM

yep, if you’re not in a big hurry firewood can be transformed into beautiful ‘things’ just like this

-- 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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#12 posted 06-21-2021 04:40 PM

Jon, that bowl is incredible looking! You really make some beautiful art.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#13 posted 06-21-2021 09:23 PM

Thanks Dick,
I am eyeing more of the wood pile for these kind of special pieces.
John, thats about the nicest thing anyone’s said to me.

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#14 posted 06-22-2021 12:12 PM

Nice turnings

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#15 posted 06-22-2021 02:59 PM

Thanks MovingChips!
I appreciate and subscribed to your YT channel.
Keep up the great videos!

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