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Project by lizardhead posted 02-21-2012 04:39 AM 1414 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As Bearpie said in one of his last posts—This is my best bowl yet—Although I considered ripping the bottom section off and redoing that I think the top section turned very well (for my level of experience anyway)—The top two rings are Ebony & Cocobola then curly maple the feature ring are of Walnut diamonds & if you will take a look at my recently past “Diamonds in the Rough bowl” you can plainly and painfully see the difference. The bottom is an Indian Blanket design. A visit from Jim Jakosh a fellow woodworker hailing from Grand Rapids Michigan stopped by my shop today, we had good conversation for about 3-4 hrs. I can now consider Jim as my friend, a very talented guy—some sort of engineer though I will hold him harmless since he didn’t throw around to much of the engineer jargon.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 04:44 AM

super turning well done.

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 05:12 AM

Very nice work there, I like the shape. I don’t usually embellish my bottoms as they are not seen unless you pick up the vase and I am trying to minimize people picking up my vases and accidentally dropping them (as happened once!) However your design makes quite a statement! Count me as a fan!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 06:09 AM

Excellent work

-- Vince

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 08:01 AM

Some time ago someone said—”When they pick it up they always look at the bottom—so give em something to look at”. So now I Kinda usually make that my rule.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 12:01 PM

Very nice, museum quality turning.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 02:17 PM

Excellent looking bowl, and I would rate your level of experience way above mine, but give me 30 years
and I may reach this level. While the blanket design bottom may not match other designs, it certainly is
complicated enough and attracts the eye. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 02-21-2012 03:56 PM

I think its a beautiful piece and i agree the bottom always gets looked at and when you are looking at the bottom then you are not looking at the sides and top, so i think its almost like have a little second piece hidden away.

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#8 posted 02-21-2012 04:26 PM

Interesting bowl….but your diamonds are not really diamonds.. Glue joints look good and the colour combinations are nice…... Keep turning these and you will find each one gets better,

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 02-24-2012 02:23 AM

Very Nice!! I love our work!

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 02-24-2012 08:25 AM

My diamonds are not really diamonds, says toyguy—-Can someone explain that to me

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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