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2012-741 Pecan Bowl [SOLD]
2012-741 This Pecan bowl is a commission piece made from a tree that had to be felled but had sentimental value to the family. Finished to keep the colors natural, this is a fairly large piece at 12" in dia. and 4" tall.
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2013-245 lidded pecan vase on stand
2013-245 Pecan Vase. This pecan vase sits on an Ash burl stand and has an ash cove and finial. The pecan is dyed to provide rich contrast. 11 in tall x 8 in dia. $95
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#2010-724 "To My Love" Walnut Bowl
This bowl is a piece of personal artwork meant to capture a little love. Walnut, carved, dyed. Approx 17" dia x 6" tall [NFS]
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"To My Love"
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Walnut Bowl NFS
This black walnut bowl is one of the first pieces I finished after recovery from surgery. I wanted an almost pottery feel, so I added very rough grooves in the not-round portion to accentuate the polished interior. I made the bottom very rough, then ebonized all but the finished rim. Measures 14" dia. and about 3 3/4 high. NFS, my wife claimed it.
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Walnut Bowl Detail
Here is a closeup image of the grooved rim. The bowl blank was not full round, and wall thickness forced me to accentuate the ovality with asymmetrical grooves.
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Walnut Bowl Shape
Here is the profile shape, now gracing our dining room table.
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Walnut Bowl "Petulant"
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Walnut Bowl "Petulant"
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Walnut Bowl "Petulant" $110
#2009-725 Walnut Bowl. This bowl is simple and elegant, with really nice, uncomplicated grain showing off why people love walnut so much. There are many colors in this one! Approx. 7" dia x 2 1/4" tall
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Bowl in Rose Myrtle $125
#2008-702 This bowl is in an Australian Rose Myrtle Burl. Noted for the rose color, this one is special indeed. Partially inlaid with Anthracite. Approx. 5¾” dia x 2” tall. $125
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"The Life Bowl" Sycamore and Gold Mica Inlay
#2008-701 "The Life Bowl" in Sycamore and Gold Mica Inlay is a bowl with a story, a story about people, really. If you would like an illustrated copy of the story, contact the artist using this site's homepage. [In the collection of Pastor Ike Patterson]
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Lidded Bowl, Cedar NFS
#2007-702 Aromatic Cedar bowl with beautiful eyes and burl-like figure. African Blackwood finial. Very delicate thin-walled bowl. Carnauba wax finish. 5 1/2" dia. x 4 1/2" tall. NFS
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Cedar Bowl
#2007-712 This Cedar bowl has a Southwest flair, with multiple diameters and changes in the sweep of the curves. It has beautiful burl-like grain and I cut a very thin wall, really pushing the limits of this brittle but soft wood. Finished with tung-oil and carnauba wax. Approx. 6" dia. x 2 ½" tall. Artists private collection.
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Footed Bowl, Silver Poplar
#2007-704 Silver Poplar bowl with gorgeous tree-like patterns inside. I hated to see it go! Finished with buffed carnauba wax. 6 1/2" dia. x 2 1/2" tall SOLD
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Bowl, Cedar with inclusion
#2007-711 My first bowl! I think this piece is the one that prompted a passion for wood turning. An old, cracked log turned into this! I left in the bark inclusion, so this is not officially a smooth edged bowl, but close enough. Finished with tung-oil and carnauba wax. Approx. 6" dia. x 4 ½" tall. Artists private collection.
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Smooth Edge Bowl, Spalted Maple
#2007-706 Spalted Maple bowl. This elegant little bowl has subtle shading and grain as a result of mineral stains in the living wood called spalting. Finished with buffed carnauba wax. Approx 5 ½” dia. x 2” tall. $40

smooth edge bowls

These bowls are just what you would expect, in that the topmost edge is turned for a more refined look. Some bowls incorporate a lid, occasionally in a contrasting wood. I usually add a finial to the lid, and it is almost always a different wood. I typically polish smooth edge bowls, buffing with carnauba wax as the final finish, adding depth and luster to the piece.