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Alistair Hancox
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Bowl Design Question
Jan 29th, 2018 at 5:39pm
 
Hi all,

I was wondering if I could get some opinions into how I should alter a bowl I'm making. I'm working on a piece of spalted maple and I've turned it with a bit of an overhang. I finished up the inside of the bowl last night and was ready to trim the spigot off when I ran into this mental roadblock.

Here's my issue. I just don't like how the top looks, specifically the detail right at the edge of the rim. I'd like to know how people think I should "fix" it?

I've included a bit of a sketch with two ideas I'm considering:
Option A - Sharpening of the top curve to then tie into the thinnest part of the existing rim.
Option B - Trimming the detail I don't like clean off, transitioning into the inside curve.

Am I making any sense? Is there a third option which I haven't thought of?

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Bowl Design Question
Reply #1 - Jan 29th, 2018 at 7:45pm
 
Glad I clicked the drawing, I didn't notice that you had shown the two options until I enlarged the drawing.

The bowl shape and the spalting are each pretty dramatic (and attractive) so I guess the questions for you is do you need the extra rim detailing - is it complimenting or competing with the shape and spalt?

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Re: Bowl Design Question
Reply #2 - Jan 29th, 2018 at 7:49pm
 
Of the two you show I prefer B. another option would be to put two beads on a shelf type rim. My picture is not very good but you should get the idea. Beautiful wood on that bowl. Pic should be rotated 90 right.  It is not a swan
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Reply #3 - Jan 29th, 2018 at 9:01pm
 
Thanks for the help. Don, I think you may have hit the nail on the head with regards to the detail not really complimenting the shape or figure.

I like that detail, Daniel. I might try that on the next one, possibly a more plain piece of wood.

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Re: Bowl Design Question
Reply #4 - Jan 30th, 2018 at 6:38am
 
My vote: Get rid of the overhang. It just hides the interior.  Let the good looking wood show!
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Reply #5 - Jan 30th, 2018 at 7:46pm
 
I like the overhang. It adds some flare to that beautiful piece of wood.
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Re: Bowl Design Question
Reply #6 - Jan 31st, 2018 at 8:03am
 
I like the overhang as well. Option "B".
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Reply #7 - Jan 31st, 2018 at 10:35am
 
I would go for option b.  Beautiful piece of wood!
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Re: Bowl Design Question
Reply #8 - Jan 31st, 2018 at 11:32am
 
I would go with option B as well. Although I'm a bit confused because others have said keep the overhang and go with B. For me, B has no overhang.
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Re: Bowl Design Question
Reply #9 - Jan 31st, 2018 at 2:53pm
 
Unless your making a lid, option B. If making a lid, then you need the lip.


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Re: Bowl Design Question
Reply #10 - Mar 6th, 2018 at 3:57pm
 
Agreed. Option A lends itself well to a recessed lid. If you're not going to have a lid then it doesn't really go well with the design, so then it would be Option B.
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Re: Bowl Design Question
Reply #11 - Mar 12th, 2018 at 9:07am
 
leave overhang go with option B
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Reply #12 - Mar 13th, 2018 at 8:18am
 
Thanks for the input everyone. Here's the finished product.
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Reply #13 - Mar 13th, 2018 at 2:02pm
 
Beautiful piece, well done Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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