Bubinga, Wenge, & Birdseye Maple Bowl

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Project by William Leslie posted 04-21-2008 06:56 AM 1660 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Bubinga, Wenge, & Birdseye Maple Bowl
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I made this picture for my boss after a loved one passed away. It measures about 11” in width by about 2 1/2” tall.

Let me know what you think.

-- William woodworker/software development manager

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#1 posted 04-21-2008 12:08 PM


This is a beautiful bowl. Everytime I see something like this it serves to remind me that I don’t have a lathe in my shop. I really like the wood combination and the design that you executed with this piece.

Thanks for the post and the story behind it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-21-2008 12:15 PM

Great piece of turning & beaut piece of wood. What finish did you use William?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 04-21-2008 02:17 PM

Very Very nice bowl, I love the contrasting wood and the pattern. The way that you Undercut the lip’s edge gives it definite character and beauty. Keep the projects coming, Look forward in seeing them.

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#4 posted 04-21-2008 03:03 PM

Spectacular bowl!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 04-21-2008 03:46 PM

wow that is an amozing bowl. I love all the different colors of woods. great job!

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#6 posted 04-21-2008 04:48 PM

That’s a geat looking bowl!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 04-21-2008 08:06 PM

Great job. I love the combination of woods.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 04-22-2008 12:32 AM

Another beautiful turning. You definately have great skills. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 04-22-2008 02:57 AM

Very nice! Thank you for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 04-22-2008 04:24 AM


I join in the chorus singing the praises of your craftsmanship. Hand crafted expressions of care and compassion are always more meaningful in times of sorrow and loss. I trust that your boss will recognize just how special is the gift of your time and talents.

-- Sola Gratia, John

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#11 posted 04-22-2008 04:52 AM

Great gift of youself and that bowl looks awesome.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#12 posted 04-22-2008 05:32 AM

Beautiful turning!...and what a thoughtful gesture.

What is the primary wood…bubinga?

-- Martin, Kansas

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#13 posted 04-22-2008 11:43 AM

she is a beauty

-- making sawdust....

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#14 posted 04-06-2009 03:50 PM

That’s is wonderful bowl.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#15 posted 03-09-2010 08:24 AM

simply amazing… great use of contrasting woods…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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