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Author: Matt Held
Here’s my first attempt at a wall hanging. Not very original in design, but it’s a start.
Here are a few calabash bowls I’ve attempted.
A small bowl, about 3.5″ tall, and 5″ wide, made from maple and painted with Jo Sonja paints over black lacquer. The mood was dyed first with Intrinsic white.
Paul Dowling inspired me to make these 70 mini vases and deliver them to the teachers at my kids school.
This is an ash bowl, about 9.5″ wide, the hollowed out bowl is only about 4.5″ wide, and it stands around 1 3/4″ tall. I used 3 different colors of…
My finger bowl – touchy feely
I’m calling this one finger bowl as my fingers fit into the concave curves perfectly when i pick it up, not planned, but a happy accident. I love the figure…
Textured bowl – Martin copycat
Here’s a bowl I turned using Brazilian Cherry, very hard and dense wood. I used the arbortech mini grinder to texture and added some gold embellishing wax.
Here’s my final submission, it’s a wand I made for my daughter. Bloodwood which she asked that I paint as I painted her brothers, which caused me major pains.
Here’s a wand I made for my kids teacher. 3 pumpkins for each of my kids in her class. It’s purple heart colored with iridescent paints and some burnt orange.
Wands for my boys
Here are a couple of wands I made for my boys. They are both maple which has been colored with intrinsic colors, and highlighted with some iridescent paints and embellishing…
Wands for niece and nepher
Here are wands I made for my niece and nephew, One is bloodwood, and the other I can’t remember. The kids are only 4 so they need to be a…
It’s a round bowl alright
Here’s a bowl i turned this last weekend. Not sure of the wood, but I took a shot at atmospheric coloring, minus the black. I used Ruby, Flame, Burn Orange,…
Matt’s flatter platter
Not sure of the wood, probably elm or maple. Not sure what food I’d serve from it but I think it looks cool and it’s pretty flat.
Last minute honey dipper
So i turned a rushed, last minute honey dipper out of a piece of cherry I had lying around. Was a fun little turn, I can see where I rushed…
Small rice bowl
Here’s a very small bowl that I styled after a rice bowl I found online. This one is Ash, colored stone blue, with electric green wax, inside is oiled with…
Matt’s spinning top submission
Here’s the 1st top I’ve ever made, it’s maple with a mahogany handle.