A Generous Bowl

The "Piece of Firewood"

You may think that a generous bowl would be large with all its walls intact. In my definition that would describe a stingy bowl; one designed to hold onto everything put in it. To get something back, you have to take it. A generous bowl is designed to give most of its contents back.

But generous or stingy, this is the rescued piece of juniper firewood. I thought it might be worth the trouble to go ahead and turn it. The revelation of the grain makes up for a lot of what was lost when the blank came apart.

Ellis Hein, author of The Woodturner’s Project Book

About Ellis Hein

I am a woodturner and the author of The Woodturner's Project Book. I have a life-long interest in the gospel preached by George Fox and the early Quakers. You can see some of my material on that subject at http://nffquaker.org/profiles/blog/list?user=1zw2th7nj9p89.
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2 Responses to A Generous Bowl

  1. Bob says:

    That is a fine looking bowl.

    • Ellis Hein says:

      Thanks for your comment and your compliment on the bowl. I often find myself sitting and staring at the grain patterns in that bowl. They seem to catch the eye and hold ones attention.

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