25th. Anniversary Bowl

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Project by Rockbuster posted 07-16-2013 03:20 AM 1334 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this segmented bowl for my brother-in-law, and his wife, for their upcoming 25th Anniversary. There are only 5 segments per ring at 36 degrees. There are 5 thunder birds with 5 pieces each for a total of 25 pieces, hence, 25th anniv.. The top ring has 25 alternating walnut and cherry pieces. The top is made from solid walnut with a finial made from some leftover glue ups. The inside of the top has a penny embedded in it wit the date year that they were married. The bowl is made from Light Cherry with Bubinga Thunder Birds. The bowl is 7 inches wide X 4 1/2 inches deep. Finish is lacquer. I borrowed the Thunder bird design from fellow Lj, Bill Bullock from a few years back. Thanks Bill.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#1 posted 07-16-2013 03:39 AM

What a beautiful piece! You brother-in-law, and his wife are lucky people to have such a great craftsman in the family. I love the look with the Thunderbirds and that penny in the lid is a nice touch! I’m sure they will love it.
Nice work Don!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 07-16-2013 03:57 AM

Beautiful work. Great job. They will love it for sure.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 07-16-2013 08:14 AM

Very nice segmented bowl it looks great…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 07-16-2013 09:35 AM

Great work… a real beauty and great gift!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 07-17-2013 02:25 AM

This is a real nice piece and you should be proud of your work! Your brother and his wife will like it bunches!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 07-17-2013 12:10 PM

Fantastic piece! Very well done!

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#7 posted 07-17-2013 01:09 PM

Thanks for all of them nice comments Lj’s

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#8 posted 07-17-2013 01:29 PM

This bowl is beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 07-21-2013 12:28 PM

Don, that is beautiful, wonderful job.
I bet they will love it.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 07-15-2014 06:10 AM

Inspiring and daunting to look at but what splendid work. You have a real talent.

-- Dunshuvlin, Europe

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