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Pedestal Bowls

Pedestal bowls are very attractive and look good anywhere.  One of the other nice thing about them is I really enjoy turning them from all kinds of wood.  The line will be expanding as time allows so please take time to check this page often.

Beautiful Maple Candy/Nut Bowl

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Alright.  Maple is a cool good looking wood.  So that certainly makes this bowl beautiful.  Right?  This bowl is just right in size to serve as a candy or nut bowl.  One might even put potpourri in it as well as use it as a catch all bowl for keys and change.  And let’s face it, someone might even put one of those big fat candles in it.  The diameter is 5 ¾” with a height of 2 ¾”.  The depth is1 ½” with a volume measuring 2 cups.  Wow!  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil.  Then it was buffed with tripoli wood buffing compound and then white diamond compound.  The finishing was done with shellac while the bowl was spinning at a high rpm rate.  Then the bowl was buffed again with a soft buffing pad.  Using these methods and materials gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  22Jun22  BLMP1  $42.50  Qualifies for free shipping in the United States.

9 1/4" Cherry Wood Pedestal Bowl

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9 1/4" Cherry Wood Pedestal Bowl

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Now when you look at this beautiful bowl turned from cherry wood, you will fall in love with it.  It has simple lines in the shape and that makes it just that much more gorgeous.  Take a look at the grain pattern and the neat look dark lines that appear totally random.  Mamma Nature wanted to make sure there was something just a little extra in the wood.  The diameter of the bowl is 9 ¼” and the height is 3”.  The depth of the bowl is 2 ¼” with a volume measuring at 6 cups.  The finishing was done with a new type of finish that I have to mix for each individual project.  It is made from shellac, boiled linseed oil and denatured alcohol.  I think it gives the bowl a nice satin sheen.  Using these gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting finish.  I know the shellac and boiled linseed oil are considered natural components, but I am not 100% sure I can claim that about the denatured alcohol.  Have to check on that.  29Aug21  BLCH2  $48.00  Qualifies for free shipping within the United States

7" Mahogany Pedestal Bowl

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7" Mahogany Pedestal Bowl

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Magnolia Pedestal Bowl

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Magnolia Pedestal Bowl

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There is just simply something about magnolia wood that makes you feel warm and fuzzy.  Take in the grain patterns with such a wonderful looking light and dark colors that are natural with this wood.  The only claim I can make as to how this bowl looks in the shaping of it.  Mamma Nature took care of the rest.  I did put some beading lines near the rim for appearances only.  They serve no other purpose.  The diameter of the bowl is 7 ¼” and the height is 3 1/4”.  The depth is 2 ¼” with the volume measuring at 4 cups.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil.  Then it was buffed with a tripoli wood buffing compound.  The finishing was done with shellac with a bit of walnut oil based wax mixed with it.  Using these methods and materials gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  6Jul21  BLMG2  $55.00  Qualifies for free shipping within the United States.

 

Walnut Pedestal Bowl

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Walnut Pedestal Bowl

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When you take in the natural colors and grain patterns displayed in this bowl, you will fall in love with walnut.  It is a popular wood for gunstocks and handgun grips as well.  Walnut gives off a feeling that makes you feel kinda warm and fuzzy.  This particular bowl will work for many purposes.  First that comes to my mind is using it as a centerpiece bowl full of nuts and such.  This wood will work in any décor.  The diameter is 7 ¾” with a height of 3 ¾”.  The depth of the bowl is 2 ¾” and it has a volume of 5 cups.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil.  Then it was buffed with a tripoli wood buffing compound at high speeds.  The bowl received another coat of walnut oil and then it was finished.  The finishing was done with shellac while the second coat of walnut oil was still wet.  After all was dry the bowl was then sanded with 2000 grit sand paper to remove any possible finish blemishes.  Then it was buffed again with a soft buffing brush.  Using these methods and materials gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  28Jun21  BLW1  $58.50  Qualifies for free shipping within the United States.

 

Very Unique White Oak Pedestal Bowl

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Very Unique White Oak Pedestal Bowl

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There should be no doubt that this is a unique looking bowl.  First it’s turned from white oak which can be an accomplishment in itself.  Second, you have a great grain pattern.  Third you have some nice natural edge.  Then take into consideration the cracks that this wood is so known for.  Now some of the cracks I filled with some clear glue and coffee grounds.  I just wanted to make sure the bowl remained stable for years to come.  So I am sure that there are other ways the bowl is unique, but I running out of words here.  Oh, yeah.  It’s a pedestal bowl which makes it great for nuts and candies and other nice things.  The diameter is 8” with a height of 3”.  The depth is 1 1/2 “ and the volume is approximately 3 cups.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then buffed with tripoli wood buffing compound.  The finishing was done with shellac with a bit of walnut oil based wax mixed in.  Using these materials and methods gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  28Dec20  BLWO30  $38.50  Qualifies for free shipping in the United States.

 

Cottonwood Pedestal Bowl

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Cottonwood Pedestal Bowl

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Now and then wood of one kind or another will throw me for a loop.  The cottonwood that this nice bowl was turned from is one of those times.  If you look at the base you will find some red that sorta defies logic.  One on area of the side you also find some yellow that does the same.  I am sure somebody smarter than me will tell you it’s an algae thing or the other but I don’t know what causes it.  Yet it does add a neat appearance.  The diameter is 6 ½” with a height of 3”.  The base diameter is 2 ¾”.  The depth is 1 ¾” and the volume is 2 cups.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil.  Then buffed with a tripoli wood buffing compound.  The finishing was done with lemon oil wax and then buffed after three coats was rubbed in over a period of two days.  Then it was buffed again at high speed.  Using these materials and methods gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  17Jan21  BLCW112  $35.00  Qualifies for free shipping within the United States

 

Gracious Cedar Elm Pedestal Bowl

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Gracious Cedar Elm Pedestal Bowl

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This is the first piece of cedar elm that I have turned in quite some time.  A lot of folks say they have never heard of the wood, but it is quite prevalent in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and a few other states.  It is also known as Texas Elm.  This bowl has some natural defects in it that I felt needed to stay for rustic appearance.  You will find some cracks that I reinforced with clear glue and natural dust and some blemishes in the wood.  The bowl does hold liquids to the amount of 3 cups.  The diameter is 6 ¾” with a height of 3” and a depth of 2 inches.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  This gives the bowl a nice hard natural finish that you may use with confidence.    13May19  BLCE6   35.00

 

Wonderful White Oak Pedestal Bowl

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Wonderful White Oak Pedestal Bowl

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I don’t think anyone is going to argue that this is a wonderful looking bowl that will look good as a display centerpiece.  Just imagine this bowl sitting on your dining table full of fruits and nuts and other tasty treats.  Being white oak, it does have a lot of odd and end cracks in it.  That just adds to the rustic appeal of the bowl.  There is a real interesting crack where there was a burl that I reinforced with clear glue and natural dust.  I felt that just needed to stay!  The diameter is 9” with the base diameter being 3 ½”.  The height is 4 ½” with a depth of 2 ½”.  The bowl does hold ½ gallon measured to the brim.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then the finishing was done with shellac and a bit of walnut oil based wax.  Using these ingredients gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  7Jun20  BLWO24  $50.00  

 

Hackberry Munchies Bowl

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Hackberry Munchies Bowl

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First of all, the spalting in this bowl is really fabulous.  And I had not a thing to do with it.  That is all thanks to Mamma Nature.  Along with some fine color and grain patterns this bowl is super nice.  I am responsible for the shaping of the bowl but that is all.  This bowl is really just right for munchies such as your favorite nuts and candies.  Of course you might want to use it as a catch all bowl for keys and change.  The bowl is 7 1/4" in diameter, 4 1/4" high, and has a depth of 2 1/2".  Measuring the volume it came to 3 cups.  The wood was sealed with a couple of coats of food grade walnut oil.  The finishing was done with multiple coats (I lost track) of walnut oil based wax.  Using these materials gives the bowl a nice long lasting natural finish.  Totally renewable with regular olive oil if the wood gets a bit dry.  23Feb20 BLHB80 $35.00

 

7 1/4" Hackberry Pedestal Bowl

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7 1/4" Hackberry Pedestal Bowl

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When you look at the natural colors, the spalting, and grain patterns this bowl qualifies for a nice wow.  This bowl is perfect for nuts or candies.  You might even have it sitting on a sideboard for keys and change.  Others might have it sitting on their desk at work with their personal stash of M&M’s.  It’s gonna look good no matter what you decide to use it for.  The diameter is 7 ¼” with a height of 2 ¾” and a depth of 1 ¾”.  The volume measured at 3 cups measured to the brim.  That doesn’t mean you can’t pile 4 to 4 1/2 cups of goodies in it.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  Using this combination gives the bowl a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  28Sep19  BLHB75  $35.00   Free standard shipping within the United States.