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Allen Alexopulos

Simple Sassafras Bowl

A basic open form in sassafras with a balanced grain pattern. This piece was turned from the same log as my "Sleigh Runner" natural-edge pieces. Base: 1 3/8" dia Height: 2 3/4" Width at rim: 7 3/4" Wall Thickness: 3/16" Typical Finish: Oil & Wax

Simple Sassafras Bowl
Allen Alexopulos, Sep 18, 2006
    • MichaelMouse
      Nothing simple about it. Sometimes it takes more effort to make something clean and smooth than let-'em-warp bark up types. I've made and sold this bowl a few times, so my advice is unless you're carrying a half inch or more thickness at the base, keep it out of the wind!

      One of my favorite styles, though I generally use a bit less lift at the base, using maybe an eighth inch recurve for reveal.
    • Angelo
      AGREED! Very nice study in subtle movement!

    • Clemens
      A lovely form.
    • Keith Burns
      Wonderful. I keep coming back and looking at it.
    • charlie knighton
      i really like sassafras, i like your bowl, the rim turn is nicely done considering how easily sassafras catches, super!
    • Ken Grunke
      Beautiful piece, great photo--I like how you aligned the grain of the bowl for the shot.
      POD 12-21-06
      See AAW home page
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