Thursday, November 30, 2006

Papa Bear's Bowls

Sorry it has been a while since I have posted. Just been busy and not feeling up to blogging. Papa Bear has pretty busy here lately and I wanted to post these pictures that Sandy took of Papa Bear's new hobby. He has started making bowls with a wood lathe that I had bought him for Christmas years and years ago. He decided to put it to use and decided to try his skill at bowl making. He just amazes me! It didn't take him long at all to catch on and they are beautiful bowls. Now he is trying to make some for Christmas gifts and try sell some to help us with money for Christmas. I have more pictures that I will post later. The first picture is of Papa Bear starting the bowl on the wood lathe. Second is a group of bowls that he has made, third is one bowl, and the last picture is of some of the bowls on Sandy's coffee table. He has some others made that he has not finished yet. Can't wait to see how they turn out. There are some he has made out of Walnut and Cherry. We made a trip to Cynthiana and visited our old church and the preacher there cuts trees for a living so he gave him some Cherry wood and Walnut. Papa Bear was just thrilled with it. He also used in the other bowls spalted (sp?) Maple, Ash, Hickory (my favorite), and I am not sure what else all I know they are beautiful. There are different sizes and designs on each one. They are just unique and one of a kind, each one is special.

He also made a lighthouse for me which I am sure he will be making more of. (I will post a picture later of mine). Thanks everyone for stopping by.

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Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I've had the pleasure of seeing these bowls in person and they are really beautiful. They range in size from 7 to 11 inches in diameter and their depth & style varies. Each one is individual & unique. I love them...of course I own 4 bowls.

November 30, 2006 11:29 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I just wanted you to know I love your bowls!!

November 30, 2006 5:47 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Sandy sent me over. I LOVE these!!! So pretty!!!! I just bought a wooden bowl off ebay, but yours are prettier!!!

December 01, 2006 12:15 AM  
Blogger Tomas Dennis said...

We will be be by after the Holidays to check out your bowls.

December 01, 2006 7:39 AM  
Blogger Kerri said...

The bowls are really beautiful. I especially love the spalted maple. Your hubby should be able to get a pretty penny for those bowls. Very nicely done!

December 02, 2006 10:14 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Hi. I came over from Sandy's blog. The bowls are very beautiful!

December 03, 2006 9:29 AM  
Blogger Alipurr said...

man, those are really beautiful

December 03, 2006 4:24 PM  
Blogger Paige said...

I can see an online business here.

Art Bowls of the Woods
hand crafted by Papa

You dear mama, have to figure out how to get it together.

Good luck & they are beautiful!

December 05, 2006 4:31 PM  
Blogger The Four Bears in the Woods said...

Thank you everyone for the nice comments. Papa Bear really appreciated it.

Paige, we do plan on trying to sell some, I don't have a clue how to get started but we will try. Thank you for wishing us good luck we will need it since we don't know the first thing about selling something like this. :)

December 10, 2006 12:47 PM  
Blogger Alissa said...

Landed here from Abandoned in Pasadena via Motherkitty. I love the bowls! Have you decided on selling some? Because I would definitely be interested in purchasing one or two for gifts...

February 19, 2007 12:49 PM  

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