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my first pierced bowl --- should I use the pedestal ?

I tried two totally new type (for me) projects recently. A winged bowl and a pierced bowl. The winged bowl turned out to the a learning experience (OH what a learning experience ) and I was left with nothing but a nubbin which was like a really small bowl. The pierced bowl turned out OK, though I'm not all that thrilled with it.

I'm torn about whether or not to use the nubbin left from the winged bowl (padauk) as a pedestal for the pierced bowl (cypress).

This is all pretty raw and the bowl is just sitting on the pedestal for now. It all has one coat of shellac and I still have to do a tiny bit of clean-out inside some of the piercings just to get rid of some fuzzies. The bowl is 3" high and almost 4" at the widest and the pedestal is 5" at the wide bottom and 1.5" high

What do you think? Pedestal? No pedestal? Just hide the whole damn thing in a closet and forget about it?
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I'm not a huge fan of piercing bowls, but that's nice. Especially with the pedestal. Adds an elegant touch. Finish that sucker up and put a candle inside it. If you still don't like it, send it to me

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Nice work Paul. I'm gonna say keep the pedestal. Everyone has to start somewhere, and there will come a time when you will look at that bowl and appreciate it for what it is, a nicely turned bowl. Awesome stuff.

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No need to take up closet space send it to me I will hide it for you.

Really though nice work, I like the pedestal.
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Really nice bowl. I like the idea of the pedestal but for my taste it's just too big for the piece. Can you remount and turn it smaller? The bowl should sit gently on it and not look as though it is in it. A smaller base would show more of the curved bowl's bottom, especially with the dramatically darker wood.
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I'm not a turner... and that's pretty cool looking!

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Really nice bowl. I like the idea of the pedestal but for my taste it's just too big for the piece. Can you remount and turn it smaller? The bowl should sit gently on it and not look as though it is in it. A smaller base would show more of the curved bowl's bottom, especially with the dramatically darker wood.
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Not a bad idea. I may do that. The size was one of the things that made me slightly dislike the pedestal, although I do like the color contrast.

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Very nice bowl I would go without the base.
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Very nice looking bowl.I like it with the pedestal;Mack
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Well, the general consensus seems to be go with the base and with the idea of turning it down a bit so it's less intrusive, I think I'll go with the base.

Thanks for the good feedback. I'll post another pic when I get it finished.

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I know nothing of art but I like the looks of it. That said, I like the bowl by itself better as the base seems to draw attention away from it. Like others suggested I would make the base a smaller diameter. I would also consider ebonizing the base instead of the red color, or add one row of small piercings at the bottom of the base to tie the two together.

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My vote doesn't count now, but I'm waiting to see the finished product!

P.S. I'd have voted for a smaller version of the base...

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The pierced bowl has a very attractive form.

How about turning a small toroid of padauk for the pedestal? I'm thinking of something that would look like a thin doughnut, the bowl sitting in the center hollow. Or not.

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The pierced bowl has a very attractive form.

How about turning a small toroid of padauk for the pedestal? I'm thinking of something that would look like a thin doughnut, the bowl sitting in the center hollow. Or not.
That strikes me as a good idea, but I just finished returning the pedestal shown and I'm going with that for now. I like your idea though and will keep it in mind if I ever do this kind of thing again.

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The pierced bowl has a very attractive form.
How about turning a small toroid of padauk for the pedestal? I'm thinking of something that would look like a thin doughnut, the bowl sitting in the center hollow. Or not.
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Nice bowl, and interesting variations in the piercing. Leave the base with it.

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I really, really like the bowl -- I think the pedestal should be smaller, as others have said. However, I think the bowl would be very nice without a pedestal.
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I love the pierced bowl, nice job.As for the base, I would turn something with the same kind of wood that would compliment the pierced bowl more , something with a chalice type bottom, would be more fitting, is just my opinion, maybe pierce the bottom too. Again, nice work. Mitch
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Piercing looks good. What did you use for the piercing? I'll agree that the base needs to be a little smaller. Also what about a small pierced lid to top it off. Just a thought.
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