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    Empty Bowls

    I read that my local Empty Bowls organization was holding a fund raiser in March and out of curiosity checked to see if they accepted wood items. To my surprise, they would love to have wood bowls and so far, I would be the only turner to donate. I'm not a pro and don't sell my stuff--it goes too family, friends and the neighbors, so EB sounded better than gathering dust in my shop. Here are a few photos of my contribution. The first two are for a silent auction of larger pieces. The first is sweetgum 7"h x 17"w
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    This one is spalted holly, about 12"h x 5"w
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    Here are the small bowls in maple, cherry, elm, apple and bradford pear:
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    Feeding hungry people seems like a good cause and I hope they do well. Thanks for looking.

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    Good on you for donating to a great cause and your donations are fantastic, really like, well, all of them

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    Great idea. How do you contact them?

    Your donations are great!

    Enjoy,
    JimB
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    Ted never heard of them, but i'm glad you did for a great cause. Great looking bowls by the way also.

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    Great looking bowls
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Great idea. How do you contact them?
    Jim,
    There was a full page spread in my local paper that first got my attention, but they are national.
    http://www.emptybowls.net/calendar-2

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    Good on you Ted
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    Thanks Ted!
    This gives me a great excuse to practice.

    Enjoy,
    JimB
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    Very nice, Ted. That sweet gum bowl is definitely a biggun...it'll hold a party's worth of M&M for sure.
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    Nicely done and a worthy cause as well! I'm pretty sure whomever gets those will be plumb tickled with them.

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