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Thread: My 3rd-ever bowl ... 1st one in 5 years!

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    My 3rd-ever bowl ... 1st one in 5 years!

    Back in March, I decided to grab a chunk of wood from that sycamore haul I made last year (see my 2nd-ever post in the [Free wood can sure cost a lot!] thread) and make something with it. I chose a thin-ish piece that I thought would be mostly dry - after most of a year in my Utah basement - and this is what I came up with:







    IIRC, I used some Myland's High Build Friction Polish on it, which I cut back with steel wool and some Town Talk furniture wax. I showed it off at work, at church, etc. and then gave it to my Mom when she and Dad came out for a visit in April. Sigh....

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    Third bowl ever? You must have been paying attention on the first two, because number 3 sure came out looking good.
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    That's a stuning piece Kerry, has a great grain pattern to it.
    Darren

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    Boy, I'm looking forward to your fourth bowl now

    Nice work, keep them coming!
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    Very Well Done Kerry. Looks like you have another blank ready to go too!
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    Well done. Classic blend of function and form. Pretty.

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    Very nice, Kerry. I sure do like the look of that Sycamore and you did a great job on the bowl.
    Cody


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    Very well done. They sycamore sure is some good looking wood. I especially like the way you finished the bottom. The foot really fits the overall form.

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    Thanks for the kind words, folks. I appreciate the encouragement.

    Almost thou persuadest me to descend the stairs and make some more stuff!

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    Stunning work Kerry! Excellent use of form to show off that outstanding grain. I am also impressed with the foot. You really made the flow from side to foot very nice, and captured the grain like a pro. I'd have a hard time giving that one away, and an equally hard time knowing which side to display.

    Very nice and an inspiration to a new turner.



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