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Mar 12th, 2013 at 12:28pm
 
I enjoy taking small pieces of different woods and making Mosaic Bowls.  The large Walnut bowl is 10" in diameter x 4" in height. The small bowl was cored from the center of the large bowl.  The small bowl is 8" in diameter x 2" in height. 

The other item is a lidded goblet made from a Maple burl and Ebony measuring 3.5" in diameter at the rim x 11.5" in height.
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Reply #1 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 3:29pm
 
I love the rims on the bowls. Almost like a coral snake wrapped around.

The goblet looks good but to take it over the top, I think the thin parts of the stem could be much thinner and the finial could be thinner and more defined. They just look a little heavier than I've been used to seeing. If you've never seen Cindy Drozda's work, it would be great. She takes finial to a whole new level. I'm still trying to get in the same country let alone zip code.
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Reply #2 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 4:23pm
 
I'm with Robert, just love the rim on the bowl, really sets it off. The form of the goblet is really lovely, but as Robert said, maybe the thinning out of the thin parts so to speak, to give the stem and finial more form. Nice work. smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #3 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 5:15pm
 
Love the goblet.
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Reply #4 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 7:35pm
 
I love all three pieces.

I've never attempted a finial so to me, it looks like a super great job.
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Reply #5 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 7:36pm
 
Beautiful bowls Kathy.  Can you share how you get the pieces joined on the edge of the bowls.  I have lots of little scrap wood that would like to find its way onto a bowl Smiley

Very nice finish on the bowls too.
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Reply #6 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 8:47pm
 
i agree with the others bowls are excellent  but finial & base could be thinner but it is very well done beautiful work.
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Reply #7 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 8:52pm
 
Kathy
I like them all,that ring on the bowl lip is outstanding I would also like to know how you did it. I've been working out how I think you did it but just not sure.
The lidded hollow form I think would have more of a pop when you see it if the stem and finial were a little thinner but it looks good the way it is.
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Reply #8 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 9:07pm
 
Those are absolutely gorgeous!
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Reply #9 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 9:13pm
 
Awesome! smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #10 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 9:57pm
 
Beautiful Kathy. I really love the rims on the bowls and the goblet is outstanding.
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Reply #11 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 7:35am
 
Jenny Trice wrote on Mar 12th, 2013 at 7:36pm:
Beautiful bowls Kathy.  Can you share how you get the pieces joined on the edge of the bowls.  I have lots of little scrap wood that would like to find its way onto a bowl Smiley

Very nice finish on the bowls too.


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And nice bowl, and I love the cup, don't know about making the thin part thinner, it looks just right to me, don't it comes down to taste?
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Reply #12 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 2:36pm
 
Thanks for the c/c's.  I may have to try the thinner finials next time.  I like how this one turned out for this piece. It seems balanced.

The finish on the bowls was Mahoney's Walnut Oil, 10 coats, applied over several days.  The small one was buffed.  The large one still needs to be buffed.

For the bowl rims, I sand three sides of the small pieces of wood to enable good contact. I use medium CA glue and glue them to the flat rim of the bowl. (Wear gloves, because you will get glue on your fingers and keep a paper towel handy). Place the pieces together like a puzzle. Strive for a snug fit using light and dark alternating colors. Use different shapes to make the piece interesting.  I usually work both ends as I go around the bowl. This allows the one I just put in place to set up a little before I go to the next piece.  You can vary this process in many different ways, so just play with it. Variations can be anything such as alternating black and white or square pieces, maybe all triangles, etc. You may want to dry fit the pieces before gluing if you've never done this before. Once you do a few it's easy.  The last piece is the trick. By using a triangle you can adjust the piece by sliding it into place until you have a snug fit. I'll post photos of the process with the next Mosaic bowl I work on.  Smiley  If you have any question, just ask...be happy to help...
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Reply #13 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 6:13pm
 
Thanks for sharing Kathy.  So are the pieces all the same thickness?  And, how close are they to the edge circumference of the bowl?  I'm wondering about the turning of the rim.
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Reply #14 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 8:17pm
 
Very nice work.  I like them all.  Since everyone thinks the stem & finials could be thinner, I think this is an example growing finials.  They were thinner on the lathe, but they gained weight when put on the goblet.
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Reply #15 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 9:20pm
 
Kathy those bowls are gorgeous, you have a family heirloom with those. I have a soft spot for walnut and you shape is wonderful and your finish is superior. The coral snake colors are a delightful addition to beautiful work! smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #16 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 9:30pm
 
perfect like it is finials and all. Very well ballanced in mho. Your work is always very nice. Thanks for sharing it. smilies=bowdown
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Reply #17 - Mar 13th, 2013 at 11:06pm
 
As usual, Kathey, your work is beautiful.  Very nicely done.
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Reply #18 - Mar 14th, 2013 at 12:06am
 
I think your goblet is just perfect. I like the finials. Too thin looks to me like they will snap.
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Reply #19 - Mar 15th, 2013 at 10:08am
 
Jenny Trice wrote on Mar 13th, 2013 at 6:13pm:
So are the pieces all the same thickness?  And, how close are they to the edge circumference of the bowl?  I'm wondering about the turning of the rim.

Hi Jenny, the thickness doesn't really matter as far as attaching the small pieces of wood. After I turn the bowl, I apply a finish to prevent the CA from staining the bowl and with the bowl still on the chuck, I sand the rim by using a 2x4 with sand paper glued to it. Moving the tool rest up to the bowl and placing the 2x4 across the tool rest. Hold on to the 2x4 and turn the lathe on a slow speed. Sanding the rim prepares the surface for the small pieces. I hand sand the small pieces on three sides and glue them on the rim with the medium CA. Be sure to cover all three sides when gluing. Some pieces will be taller and longer than other because they are scrap pieces and will stick out in all directions. They will be turned down once you put the bowl back on the lathe to turn the rim. I usually will let the CA glue set up over night to ensure a strong hold. When you start to turn the rim, take what I call "baby bites" so you don't chip off any pieces.  Stop and look at the piece as you turn it.  Once you have the rim shaped, sand and finish the bowl.
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Reply #20 - Mar 15th, 2013 at 8:06pm
 
That's a really cool idea for the bowls, and the cup is very nice too. It's all Rice Crispies when I try to make finials. bang head

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