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Thread: My best yet!

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    My best yet!

    They aren't much, but I think I have the bowl basics down. The dark one is Sweet gum 4 3/8 x 2.25 and .125 thickness with a beeswax finish on low speed. Light one is White ash 8.25 x 2.625 & .375 thick also in beeswax. Really cool chunk of fleck that looks like a tool mark, but it finished out well using peel and shear cuts. Both blanks came from ebay and were really cheap.

    Comments and suggestions please!!!!!
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    Last edited by Jim Burr; 10-03-2008 at 12:44 AM.
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    I'd agree, these are the best ones I've seen you post. They both look nice, bit the ash one is my favorite.
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    Jim,

    Both bowls look great. The Sweet gum really catches me.
    Lee Laird
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    Both are nice looking bowls. You sure have got the bowl basics down.

    Did you forget to apply finish on the bottom?

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    Both are great bowls. Really like the wood.
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    Yep you are certainly getting it

    The first one if very much the form of the typical Japanese soup bowl, very nice and the second one is just a classic bowl shape, done with a classic wood, just love that toothy grain

    Well done indeed, keep them coming!
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    Very nice bowls. I'm partial to a beeswax finish myself, satiny smooth and smells good too. Well the turps does anyway.
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    Good looking bowls, Jim. I especially like that Ash.
    Cody


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    Both came out very nice looking. Finishes look good too. You definitely have the hang of it.
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    They are both lovely, but that white ash really made the hair stand up on the back of my neck - that grain pattern on the bottom looks sorta like butterfly wings.
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