A couple of shows ago, I had a guy come to my booth and admire one of my bark-edged NE bowls. I told him I had made one out of walnut, but it had sold already. He asked if I could make another one, since he has a walnut dining set and he thought it'd be a nice addition. I told him I'd have to get back to him on it.
I ended up getting a nice big chunk of walnut from "Mr. Natural Edge", Mark Cothren. (Thanks, Mark!) It ended up about 16" x 13 1/2" x 7 1/2" tall. The finish is Antique Oil, with a seal coat of sprayed dewaxed shellac, then a final few coats of spray satin laquer. Dry sanded from 320 up to 600, then buffed with tripoli and Renaissance wax. It ended up with a nice, smooth surface, without too much gloss. (But too much work.)
I'll contact the guy and see if he's still interested in this bowl. If not, it'll go on the show table with the rest of 'em.
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Looking at the photos, I'm not completely happy with the outside curve. I may end up putting it back on the late and turning the bump out of it. Not looking forward to the refinishing necessary, though.
Comments and critiques are welcome...