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Drunken Aspen Fish Bowl Drunken Aspen Fish Bowl

Drunken Aspen Fish Bowl

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Wood: Aspen Finish: Danish Oil I think this particular bowl has the classic round fish bowl shape. The photos show all sides of the bowl. I call the bowl "drunken" because of the way I applied the finish. The bowl soaked in a bucket of Danish Oil for about a week. During that time the finish soaked deep into the fibers of the wood. Wood that has soaked ends up with different colors and texture than wood that has had the finish applied only to the top. Aspen is generally very light in color with the grain patterns hidden. Soaking in Danish Oil brings out all those lovely characteristics. After all the soaking it takes at least another week, sometimes as much as a month, for the piece to dry. During that time there is a process of polishing and rotating. It's rather boring but it makes for a beautiful bowl. Word gets around that I rescue broken furniture and orphaned logs. Sometimes bits of wood will pass from one person to another before they end up with me. That's how I ended up with a small pile of aspen. This is a heavy bowl sturdy enough to hold substantial items like a rock collection. It also has enough character to stand on its own as a focal piece. I like groupings of accessories so I would pair it with items like a slender bud vase and a taller urn style vase.

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Length/Depth: 7 in
Width: 7 in
Height: 5 in
Length/Depth: 12 in
Width: 12 in
Height: 10 in


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Joe Joe Beans Design

Welcome to Joe Joe Beans Design! I'm Joe and I founded this small, family run company in 2018. All of our products are sustainable, handmade and one of a kind. There are so many unwanted trees and assorted wood things that go unused, or even worse, abandoned to a landfill. Those are the things I salvage, process and turn on the lathe so they become something new and useful. Nothing here started out as lumber from the wood store. Like I said, I'm Joe. But to be clear Joe is really a Jo. So why Jo with an 'e'? That's the way Dad spells it. With an 'e'. Dad taught me to use power tools & make wooden things. Hence, the 'e' is all about my Dad. The man behind the scenes, kind of like the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain, ismy husband. Whenever the lumber is too heavy or the obstacle too great, somehow he makes it happen. He calls himself 'Labor' but he's really the lynch pin. And if you're wondering what's with the 'Beans,' it's my daughter. She anchors me and her name for me is Joe Joe Beans. By the grace of God here I am, the girl Joe, hanging out in the workshop making stuff.


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