bowl/tray thingy

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Project by dennis mitchell posted 05-24-2008 12:45 AM 3212 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes a project just takes off all by itself! That’s what happened today. First I carved out the bowl using some Quakie wood I got to burn. I had never planned for a base, but It has one. The base is a chunk of Cottonwood out of the firewood pile too. I’m not use to these smaller projects so it has been kinda fun. I’m use to having a project in my head for weeks. This project a day has been a challenge. I’ve liked it. Somehow reminded of an artist sketch. Just for the heck of it I set a small piece of Jasper into the base. Hard to see which is just fine.

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#1 posted 05-24-2008 12:49 AM

I guess Thingy would be as good a name for it as anything. I can’t think of a catagory to put it in.

Looks like it would be a great candy holder.

Nice job!

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

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#2 posted 05-24-2008 01:01 AM

Its really attractive. Are you going to keep, give it away or sell it? I see it as a place to put jewelry. It looks more for a man but many women like this look like myself.

It looks like a tree trunk to me with the bowl above. I wish I could make something like this, I would have painted the bowl to look like leaves to complete the tree look.


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#3 posted 05-24-2008 02:30 AM

cool Dennis. Hope your show goes well!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#4 posted 05-24-2008 03:29 AM

Very cool project that looks like you had fun with.

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

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#5 posted 05-24-2008 03:33 AM

very good Dennis….love it.

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,

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#6 posted 05-24-2008 04:19 AM

the artist continues his journey…so cool…

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#7 posted 05-24-2008 05:30 AM

Very cool Dennis.

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#8 posted 05-24-2008 11:54 AM

exceptional as all your projects are ! very nice dennis

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#9 posted 05-24-2008 12:24 PM


This is quite unique. I find it very interesting to view. Well done and good luck as well.

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

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#10 posted 05-24-2008 01:25 PM

So this is what’s hiding in the firewood? It takes a special eye to see something like this in a pile of firewood. Unique and full of character.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#11 posted 05-24-2008 02:18 PM

cool project. I’ve done that a couple of times just have a piece of wood and just made something. I’m sure that it will find a place somewhere though, thanks for the post.

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#12 posted 05-24-2008 05:00 PM

Nice job Dennis great imagination to turn out something so interesting and cool from scrap wood that takes real imagination

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#13 posted 05-24-2008 05:22 PM

Nice … now you have to go make a thingy to put in your thingy! lol

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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#14 posted 05-24-2008 09:24 PM

What a wonderful place to keep your beer nuts!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#15 posted 05-25-2008 02:08 AM

A great looking Thingie. It would probably fit in with the what-cha-ma-call-it.

Nice job Dennis.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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