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Jim Scarsella


This is a 16" x 11" sycamore bowl. It was a beautiful, perfectly clear piece of wood and a pleasure to carve. Its the largest bowl I've turned and the most detailed carving I've done on a piece. It turned 3/4" thick because the relief is 5/8" in some areas. The natural sections are finished with oil and the the leaves are sprayed with an airbrush using acrylic paints. Finally I sprayed the entire piece with lacquer. After three month of work I am very happy to work on some smaller pieces for a while. Happy Ney Year everyone! Jim

Jim Scarsella, Jan 2, 2011
    • Lionel Mercier
      Stunning work, I understand the carving job of three months
      Realy a great piece !
    • Atle Walvag
    • Bernie Bober
      Very Beautiful piece, well done. I like all the detail in the leaves.
    • Glenn McCullough
      I am amazed you got this finished already, you must have worked like a monk over the holidays!!!
      Anyway, it is awesome and I am glad you sent me the almost finished photo, so I can see the finished product in person. It will attend the meeting next Sunday, right? (even if you can't...just kidding).
    • Art Betke
      That's incredible! Do you use a power carver, chisels/gouges or both?
    • Robert Manning
      This turned out really nice.
    • KurtB
      The detail of the carving and the coloration of the leaves makes this a very special piece!

      Turning of the Week, 01-03-11
      AAW Home Page Photo
    • Dale Jablonski
      Absolutely stunning! Great job.
    • Jim Scarsella
      Thank you all for the wonderful comments, and a special thanks to you Kurt for the "turning of the week" pick. I really am very excited and honored!
    • Lou Carbone
      Fantastic craftsmanship.
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