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    Blemished Bowl?

    Another little spalted bowl. About 5 inches in Diameter. This blank ended up near the edge of the log and decided to keep in the imperfection as a "artist interpretation." Any thoughts on it?

    Thanks




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    Looks good to me, too. The natural blemish is fine IMHO. Had it been a ding from getting sailed across the shop, then maybe no, but a natural one works for me.
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    Jon Looks nice Jon, nice work. Mitch

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    I must admit, I like what the guys on the other forum call the 'rustic look.' I love the contrast between the smooth turned parts and the natural bits.


    I did a charity sale for a blind organisation and it was fascinating watching people 'look' at the pieces by feeling. These were the ones they liked most because of the contrast

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    It's not a blemish, it's an artistic embellishment.

    Doesn't detract from the beauty in any way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    With that I would say you have had some end up that way
    Who, me?

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    Truth be told, I didn't really blow that one up while it was turning. It was real punky and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get a clean cut. I decided life is too short to deal with uncooperative wood, so I removed it from the lathe with a 16 oz framing hammer.
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    Jon,

    That is one cool bowl. I really like the shape you chose with the rounded edges. I don't remember seeing one like it before and it certainly works for me. I think the natural inclusion adds character. Doesn't detract at all.

    Keep up the good work,
    Lee Laird
    Austin TX

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