Wednesday Woodworking – potpourri bowl and a pile of parts

Here is what happened to the marquetry I was working last week.  It went on to this potpourri bowl.  Wrapping marquetry around a curved surface is tricky.  Our marquetry club did a workshop on this last Saturday and here is how mine turned out:

Marquetry on potpourri bowl

Marquetry on potpourri bowl

Another view:

Top of potpourri bowl

Top of potpourri bowl

The top is a pewter part we purchased .  It is set into a little grove in the bowl turning.

And one more view of the marquetry,  this time the leaves:

Another view of the marquetry on the potpourri bowl

Another view of the marquetry on the potpourri bowl

A bonus picture, I’ve mounted the cross in its base.  Just needs a coat or two of finish and a brass plaque before I give it to the church.

Next week, I tell you what this pile of parts is all about.

Pile-o-parts

Pile-o-parts

That’s it on the woodworking front this week.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop.

Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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14 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – potpourri bowl and a pile of parts

  1. Heather says:

    This is lovely. The clean lines of the bowl are perfect for the intricacies of the marquetry design.

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  2. Pat Bean says:

    It’s beautiful

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  3. Oh my goodness, this is incredible. I am so impressed by it. Does it inspire you to write a poem? So delicate and sturdy. A true labor of love. The pewter is the icing on your amazing work of art. Xx

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    • Andrew says:

      Sometimes I think of lines of poems that I’m working on while in the shop and when I am the keyboard writing I often think about woodworking projects I am doing. The two art forms do inform each other.

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  4. jfwknifton says:

    That is a lovely piece of workmanship and a real achievement! You should be proud…I’m sure your church will be.

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  5. Hidden mistake and all…it is still a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. “Perfect” is in the eye of the beholder.

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    • Andrew says:

      Yes, I work hard not to point out the flaws in my work – which in most cases only I can see. But in this case, if I turned it around, you’d notice.

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  6. Do you sell these? I would love to buy one if you decide to sell them.
    Beautiful work Andrew.
    Shine On

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    • Andrew says:

      Not yet, but thanks for asking – it’s nice to know you like it that much. I know it looks nice in the picture, but it’s not really salable quality – I took the photo from just the right angle to hide the major mistake on the back.

      Also I don’t really have time to make any of these to sell right now. Some day I hope to make a few things for sale and will likely set up an Esty or eBay account for that later in the year. Stay tuned…

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