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    Some Mini Bowls....

    If you remember, I roughed out a bunch of NE bowls and such from some wood I got from the local Shinto Shrine, well, I took a stab at finishing some today, to take to Canada with me..........

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    Not the best pics, sorry, but I'm pressed for time.

    Turned out OK, I guess, just a basic wax finish, buffed.

    Sure is fussy work getting into the bottom of these smaller bowls, even with the 3/8" bowl gouge

    The first pic has a Zippo lighter in it to give you some scale.

    Cheers!
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    Stu are those the same kind of wood? The one on the right sure has some nice figure in it. Are you going to need an extra suitcase for all the gifts? I'm sure everyone will love them!
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    Stu, I like your little bowls and I like turning little bowls. For that reason I have two 1/4" bowl gouges. One has a standard swept back Irish grind/side grind. The second has a much shorter standard grind which I have shortened even more by grinding a second bevel on so you can turn inside small bowls.

    Try it, you'll like it.
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    Those are cool, Stu. I'm sure they'll be appreciated.

    Mike...I'm shocked. You turn bowls?
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    Stu, nice set of bowls. Second bowl has interesting figure on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Those are cool, Stu. I'm sure they'll be appreciated.

    Mike...I'm shocked. You turn bowls?

    Yessir, I do. I just don't post a lot of pictures. Most of my bowls are minis. I also turn lots of orts bowls. I know it is hard to believe.....
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

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    Thanks guys!

    Mike, I can sure see where the 1/4" gouges would come in handy, and the double bevel, well, I've been advocating that since Eli Avisera showed that to our group here nearly two years ago, it really does work!

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 07-11-2008 at 03:42 AM.
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    Those are cool Stu. I really like both of them.
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