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    I don't know if this applies to other crafts but in woodturning when things go wrong we call them 'design opportunities' as they force you to think alomng new lines.

    This is a classic example. I am there happily making a bowl from a piece of yew as a break from doing things with holes in them and a bit flies off reveal;ing bark inside the wood (happens in a few different timbers) Also reveals splits and cracks so I have to either ditch the wood or do something doifferent. Result is a thick bowl, 9 1/2" dia with the interior bowl part 5" dia. and 3" tall. Note the bark in the middle of the bowl as well. If I'd gone thinner this would quite possibly have split in half



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    I like that - but it looks like the sort of thing I can't afford!!
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    • #3
      You don't know how much it would cost

      Anyone fancy anything I put up please make an offer. As 'fellow craftsmen' I am sure i can come to an arrangement.

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      • #4
        What a beautiful piece of work... the changes to your design look great as does the bark etc, just adds to the beauty in my opinion

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          I do like things where things like that happen and you can still make something of it, lovely wood that
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          • #6
            ooooh I love work like this!!!! I have a thinner bowl which split on the craftsman and he was going to bin it I asked him to polish it up and it looks beautiful

            I'm sure someone would be willing to take it off your hands, beautiful piece
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            • #7
              We used to call them happy accidents at college, where things go wrong but you manage to turn it around and take it in a different direction and get new ideas from it
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              • #8
                In the web design and development world we say 'it's not a bug, it's a design feature'.

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                • #9
                  I love that - its so unusual.
                  Sometimes making a mistake can turn out to be some of your best work - or so I continually tell myself lol.
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                  • #10
                    nothing wrong with That it looks great when you can see some exposed wood - Gives it character - Semi retired Bob who used to work at Jersey Wood turners over here Does this kinda Thing all the time with his Wood work

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                    • #11
                      Example bobs exposed work
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                      • #12
                        Hi Mark,

                        I often, deliberately use wood that has faults and bark inclusions. Having to think on the hoof when things go wrong or break is a different matter but can result in some nice pieces.

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                        • #13
                          Its gorgeous, when it happens to me in my jewelry making I call it Serendipity - which is also my favorite word lol.

                          Keep your gorgeous works coming, we love to see them.

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                          • #14
                            Lovely, as always. It's always exciting to see items that come out of these 'oops, it wasn't supposed to do that' moments
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