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Thread: Commemorative Maple Bowl

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan

    Commemorative Maple Bowl

    A few months back (snow was still on the ground) one of my wife’s co-workers, who lives on the south side of Marquette, had the city cut down an old maple tree that had died. The tree was pretty well rotten and he had planned to split everything up for firewood. My wife talked to him about the wood and the possibility that I might be able to turn something out of it. He offered any or all of the tree if I was interested – all he would like in return was something/anything made out of it as a remembrance. Told me the tree was planted back in the mid 1930s by his Dad and Grandfather (both gone now) – back when the whole area was part of their family farm.

    This is the Maple bowl I turned as a memento. It is 8 1/4” diameter x 4” high x 3/8” thick, sanded to 400 grit and has 5 coats of Minwax Wipe-On Gloss Poly.

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    As always, your comments and/or critiques are welcome!

    Thanks for looking!

  2. #2
    I always look forward to your work, gives me a goal to work towards. I also enjoy when there is a story that goes behind the wood.

    BTW, I went to Da Tech way back when. Spent a couple years at L'Anse and the rest at Houghton.

    Keep up the good work


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    I'm sure he will love it Steve! Does he have any other family, maybe they would want one too? Well Done.
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Mason Michigan
    You are a heck of a guy, Steve!

    Nice work!
    "Small Change got rained on with his own 38"

    Tom Waits

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Kirkintilloch, Scotland.
    Steve good looking bowl , what a story to hand down with this bowl for the generations to come in that family. Great work.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    Really a nice bowl, Steve. Working on something that will really mean something to someone makes it even better.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Decatur, Illinois
    steve, all of your work is good stuff and this bowl is no exception. your friend should enjoy showing it off and telling it's story.
    99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name...Steven Wright.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Great memento, Steve. Fine work, as usual.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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