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Ooppss resulted from a cored set of Hackberry bowls which have been drying on a shelf since 2007. They seemed to be fully dry and had quite a bit of movement through the 5 years of curing. The design opportunity arose from being too aggressive on the outside bowl which resulted in a parting of the ways for the upper rim portion of the bowl. After turning the upper portion of the bowl away, it fit perfectly as a lid or as a base platter as you can see. So, a flower bud finial was created which would stand on the 3 petals when used as a base. This project will be donated to the empty bowls in Houston this coming weekend. The nested set size is 6 diameter by 4 high and finished with buffed Waterlox.
Oh wow Bill. The empty bowls project is getting a real jewel. Do it again. I can see the same shape, etc. with the bowl/lid having a bit of dye added.
Gary, The flower and bud are made of Ash, merely a square piece of wood that was laying around. The dye is Dharma fiber reactive procion MX.

Hal, Thanks for your interest. I was trying to get it done for the empty bowl project and I think your idea of adding dye to the Hackberry would be a definite asset. Don't know if I want to purposely blow up another cored set to do it again though. Maybe! Thanks for your complimentory comments.

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