Beaded cherry bowl

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Project by Paul Mayer posted 07-07-2021 12:46 PM 551 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m experimenting with adding beads on bowls. This is my latest effort. I like the effect that the beads have on the appearance of the grain.

Black cherry, 11×4

-- Paul Mayer,

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#1 posted 07-07-2021 01:13 PM

I like it. Pretty grain enhances the beads!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#2 posted 07-07-2021 01:21 PM

Great work Paul. I like it.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 07-07-2021 01:56 PM

Very nice. nice proportions

-- Ron

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#4 posted 07-07-2021 02:05 PM

looks great ill have to try it.makes a simple bowl much more interesting.

-- 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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#5 posted 07-07-2021 05:49 PM

Adds a nice visual element to the bowl.
I could have fun with this idea. Big bead, little bead, big bead, little bead. Big bead, then only little beads. Big bead on top, middle and bottom, little beads everywhere else. You get the idea.
Hmmmmm….....Could you do beads in the inside too so it looks like rings stacked up and glued together?
So many possibilities.

Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 07-08-2021 12:30 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys. Yes, varying sizes, and beads inside could be interesting too.

-- Paul Mayer,

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#7 posted 07-08-2021 03:10 PM

Are you using a special beading tool?

It looks great!

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#8 posted 07-08-2021 03:26 PM

Thanks, Ocelot. I turned one previously and used a beading tool. It worked great; formed consistent beads that looked great. But it produced a lot of tearout in the grooves. On this one I just used a bowl gouge. It’s harder to keep the beads consistent but easier to keep them clean.

-- Paul Mayer,

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#9 posted 07-13-2021 02:20 PM

Looks good

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