Canarywood and Satinwood Bowl

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Forum topic by adot45 posted 10-26-2021 05:55 PM 341 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2021 05:55 PM

OK, they can’t all be gems…...The original bowl in this pattern was from Dennis Keeling’s book, I made it with Satinwood and Ipe and I loved everything about it, except the size. It’s 8” wide x 4 1/2” tall. It just seems too small.

So I thought I thought I would enlarge it and try again. Here it is 15% larger.

Now I really like the size but the wood combination just doesn’t get it. I thought the finish would really darken the Canarywood but it really didn’t. Also I see I should have put a little more thought into the size of the design ring so it was a more uniform size. Maybe next time. Here is both bowls for size comparison.

The two woods go together well but the lack of contrast keeps it from being a hit.
Oh well…

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#1 posted 10-26-2021 07:37 PM

Sunshine will darken the canarywood. Maybe set the bowl out for a sunshine bath.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 10-26-2021 07:55 PM

Thanks Dave, I’ll try that! Anything is better than what it is now, nothing to lose.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#3 posted 10-27-2021 07:35 AM

The’re both very nice in shape and the segments look tight. I think your right about the first one not being big enough or the segments could be smaller I guess .

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 10-28-2021 06:57 PM

Dont know that there is a “right size” for a bowl – depends on the person and how used, but “lines”, rim/foot, dia/ht effect the look considerably. These are nice looking examples. I gave up using “colored” woods, typically exotic (for the US) reds, purples, yellows – they all fade to some level of brown, so I just use domestic hardwoods. Light and dark providing the contrast. It can take a lot of years for some of those exotics to turn if finished well and kept out of sunlight.

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