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    Some Oak

    My good friend is the head grass cutter at a country club here in town and they lost quite a few oaks this spring to a bad wind storm. He told me to come get as much as I want. They had 6 semi trailers hauled out eventualy, but I only loaded my car once. I gave him the first bowl I made with it, never got a photo.

    Here is the second. It's 13" from end to end, 7" wide and about 2.5" tall I sanded the bowl and rim to 400 and added danish oil. I textured the outer part with an Oland tool moving quickly across the wood and then rubbed shoe polish across the texture. Let me know what you all think.
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    Nice work Jeff. Really like this one. I'm going to have to get into some turning soon, really getting inspired.

    Thanks,
    Darren

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    I really like this one too!
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    It has a very "Rustic" appearance

    Good on you for rewarding your friend with the first bowl
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Jeff, this is one of your nicest pieces yet, IMHO. Great job. I see a few tool marks that sneaked their way onto one corner of the backside, but it's nothing a bit of time with an 80 grit gouge cant fix if you decide you want to.

    Keep it up!
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    Great work Jeff on a nice looking piece.
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    Nice looking bowl Jeff. Must have been fun turning it.
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