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    Maple Bowl with a bit of Everything

    This is the second turning from the maple I harvested a couple of months ago. Has a little bit of everything: bark, knot, curl, flame and even a small cross section of a branch.

    Bowl is 10 ½” diameter x 4 ¼” high x ½” thick. Sanded to 400 grit and has 5 coats of Minwax Wipe-On Gloss Poly. Will wait about a week or so and then buff it.

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    As always, comments, critiques and opinions are welcome!

    Thanks for looking!
    Steve

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    Now Steve that is a beautiful bowl. You are right that is a awesome piece of wood. Very well done.
    Bernie W.

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    Yeppers, that's a textbook example of almost every type of maple figure you'll find. (No birdseye or blister, though.) Great job on the bowl. The form is new for you isn't it?
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    Thanks Bernie & Vaughn! The form is new - sort of a modified rice bowl - on steroids! It was fun and I was real happy with how light the color of the wood remained after applying the poly. Have a few more pieces of this maple that should prove worth the wait.......... but we'll have to see. Thanks again for the kind words!
    Steve

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    Very nice, Steve. I really like that form. It's simple, yet elegant and I like the thickness, too.
    Cody


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    It's like a segmented bowl without the segmenting. Maple is at the top of my favorites list, and you did an excellent job with it.
    Mike

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    Very nice Steve!

    I really like the shape!
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    Maple agree's with you! Another great one Steve
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    Veeery nice, Steve. You just keep setting the bar higher don't you.

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