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    My first bowl

    Having only turned pens since starting out about 3 years ago, I turned this (about 2 months ago) for a donation to the Carpenter's Local which hosts our wood turning club. They have a ceremony coming up and they have bowls of candy setting around. The club president thought it would be a great way of saying "Thanks!" for hosting our club so we were challenged to turn a bowl for for it.

    Spalted Sweet Gum with slight curl about 5" in diameter. Finished with Enduro.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv
    Wish my first one came out that good. Looks great Greg!
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    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Alexandria, Virginia
    It does look great Greg and I couldn't think of a better way of "giving back" to the Carpenter's Local.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    That's a great first bowl! Nicely done.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Great bowl Greg. Where did you get the wood from. Thats not wood I am at all familiar with. What finish did you put on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Great bowl Greg. Where did you get the wood from. Thats not wood I am at all familiar with. What finish did you put on it?
    I obtain most of my wood locally and it is finished with Enduro.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Great looking bowl out of some very nice wood. Well done.
    Bernie W.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    You done good Greg!
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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I don't think I've ever seen spalted sweet gum. That's some real pretty wood. And you did a great job, especially for a first bowl. Like Jim, I wish my first looked that good.
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    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Hardinsburg, KY
    Hey Greg, really nice work on the bowl. Looks like you've been taking mental notes while reading through the bowl posts. You really did do a nice job.

    Question for you. How did you apply your Enduro? I've got it and really like it. The application is what's troubling me. I think I know what I was doing wrong, but would like to hear from someone who already has it down. Thanks

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