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Family heirloom

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Emiliano Achaval, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. Emiliano Achaval

    Emiliano Achaval Administrator Staff Member

    Dec 14, 2015
    Location (City & State):
    Maui, Hawaii
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    I was contacted by a former Hawaii resident. he lived on Oahu as a child in the 70's. His father bought the bowl. They have been using the bowl since then. A few months ago, someone dropped it, and the bowl cracked in several pieces. He contacted me about repairing it. I told him I could try. Send it over. 9 pewa later, lots of sanding and thin CA in the cracks, and looks like his family will be able to enjoy the bowl for many more years. I had to refinish the outside. We debated whether to finish the inside. We agreed that I needed to leave several of the knife marks and scratches but lightly sand it. I forgot to take before pictures. The bowl had the most beautiful used looking patina. I felt bad sanding it.
    I can only hope that my bowls will be loved, used, appreciated and taken care like this bowl...

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  2. Richard Hodsdon

    Richard Hodsdon

    Sep 8, 2013
    Location (City & State):
    Richards Bay, South Africa
    what about some photos from the inside Emiliano
  3. Richard Aldrich

    Richard Aldrich

    Oct 16, 2019
    Location (City & State):
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    The love you showed in repairing their bowl would leave no doubt your bowls would be cherished and treated as family heirlooms.
  4. Karl Best

    Karl Best

    Jan 18, 2020
    Location (City & State):
    Boyertown, Pennsylvania
    We need a word for repairing wood bowls such as Kintsugi that applies to the Japanese style of repairing broken pottery. The repair adds character and makes it a prettier object than it was before.
  5. charlie knighton

    charlie knighton

    Jan 20, 2006
    Location (City & State):
    what is size????
  6. John Tisdale

    John Tisdale

    Apr 11, 2014
    Location (City & State):
    Dallas, TX
    Wow! Thanks for sharing. I'm guessing you would agree that a crack, properly addressed, at a minimum returns the focus to the overall piece and typically enhances the piece itself. I regret not joining for your pewa course - I've done a few but not as "crisp" as the ones in the pics.
    A mistletoe burl mesquite "blew" several years ago - I glued it back together but never finished it out thinking it inappropriate for a gallery offering - may rethink that - especially if you offer another pewa course. Somehow a butterfly makes it a little more honest.
  7. John Torchick

    John Torchick

    Jan 24, 2010
    Location (City & State):
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Very creative. I'm sure that the bowl will continue to be treasured for many generations.

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