Category Archive: Bowls and Platters

Feb 27

A Journey: Transforming a log – Part 1

I get asked a lot of questions about what I do with a log. It might be how do you know where to get the best bowl from a log or what are you going to make from that log. So I’ve decided to take you on a little journey and show you all the things …

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Jan 20

New bowls and stoppers

Over the last week or more I’ve been busy in the shop turning and then adding new bowls and bottle stoppers to the Dailey Woodworking site and in my Etsy store.  I’ve also been working on some new designs and products that I hope you will like but more on that in another post. Today I’m …

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Jan 02

New natural edge bowl

  I hope that everyone had a fine New Years eve and day. The bowl pictured above is the first new piece that I’ve added to my site in the new year. The bowl was hand turned from Curly Maple and features a natural edge running all around the wooden bowl. The bowl is approximately …

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Jul 14

Day 21, 22 and 23 of my summer of turning

Day 21 On day 21 of my summer of turning, I was making a few different styles of bottle stoppers. I made some t-handle stoppers and the one pictured that features a stainless steel stopper. The top was turned from dyed purple Box Elder Burl and hopefully, I turned it into a pleasing shape. You …

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Jul 10

Day 20 and Apple Wood Bowl

Today’s turning This bowl was turned from Apple wood. It’s been sitting in my shop waiting to be finished up for about 5 years. Can you say procrastination? The bowl is approximately 8 1/4 x 2 inches and has some very nice figure to it. The bowl does have a small crack in it which …

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Jun 25

Character bowls and my summer of turning day 5

Sometimes in my finished pieces I can see things in the grain of the wood like seascapes, mountains, trees, planets and sometimes even faces. In the bowl above I can see a face. The eyes, nose and mouth. I guess it’s a good thing that I can’t see ears sticking out, huh? Can you see …

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Jun 24

Banana humor has arrived for day 4

Banana puns on us Well it’s Friday and soon the weekend will be upon us and maybe for some it’s already arrived. I took the picture above and started thinking of puns with or about bananas. That can mean only one thing. I’m way too tired or as we say here in Maine, wicked tired. …

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Jun 21

My summer #1 New Curly Maple Salad Bowl

I’ve been pretty lazy about writing on my blog. So I’m going to try to change that starting with today’s post. I’m going to try to capture my summer by posting something new that I’ve made each day until the last day of summer,  September 21st. So the first up is a wonderful 12 inch …

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Dec 19

Beautiful new bowl

I finished this bowl a couple of days ago. This is a highly figured 13 inch Curly Maple salad bowl. I was impressed with the amount of curly figure that I could see when I was turning this bowl. Every time I would stop the lathe while I was turning and sanding the bowl I …

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Oct 22

Illusion bowl

My latest bowl is another one made with some real beautiful wood. This wooden bowl is 13 inches in diameter x 4 1/4 inches high. This bowl was turned from Curly Maple and has some really nice figure in it. I should start calling all of my salad bowls illusion bowls. Because I turn a …

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