The Whatever Bowl

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Project by brianinpa posted 07-20-2008 09:51 PM 1720 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently made a candy dish to sit on my desk at work. My wife tried to redirect it to her desk at work, but I prevailed. During our discussion of who should have it she claimed that she wanted it to put whatever she wanted into it. So I used some of the same wood and made her the “Whatever Bowl.” Spalted Japanese Maple with the dimensions of 2½” by 8”. Now she has a bowl for her desk also.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#1 posted 07-20-2008 10:06 PM

That is some really pretty stuff. I can think of many things that can go into that bowl.


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#2 posted 07-20-2008 10:48 PM

Nice bowl and Nice finish.

How do you hold the bowl to turn the outside bottom?


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#3 posted 07-20-2008 11:28 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 07-21-2008 12:00 AM

That’s a pretty bowl. I can see why the “argument” arose.

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#5 posted 07-21-2008 12:40 AM

Nice looking bowl. Thank you for sharing.

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#6 posted 07-21-2008 02:30 AM

Spalted Maple is awesome and you did a fine job presenting it with this bowl : )

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#7 posted 07-21-2008 03:34 AM

Brian, I love the grain in the spalted. You did a great job!

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#8 posted 07-21-2008 07:28 AM

Great looking candy dish or whatever you decide it is.

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#9 posted 07-21-2008 12:51 PM

Love that wood. Gotta keep the little lady happy, don’t we? I having to make mine a cedar chest.

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#10 posted 07-24-2008 01:19 PM


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#11 posted 01-26-2014 09:13 PM

Love it

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