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    Just Some Small Bowls

    Last Sunday, I took a break from the Aparto, and and did some turning, it had been a while

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    These two small bowls, on the left is Mukunoki 1 1/2" by 1" tall and on the right is Keyaki 3" x 1 1/2" tall, both finished with the Formby's Tung Oil finish, just wiped on.

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    This one is a little bigger, maybe 4" x 2" tall, also Mukunoki wood.

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    Here is a little natural edge bowl, this one is from the batch that I did a while back, I have dozens of these to finish turning

    Not much, but it was nice to be turning again, even if just for a few hours on a Sunday.

    Cheers!
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    Looks good Stu, by the way have to got to play with that one tool anymore? The one where you can cut 3 or 4 bowls out of the same piece?
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    Hey, any time turning is better that time spent doing a lot of other things. Nice job on the bowls. I especially like the figure of the mukunoki in the middle pics.
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    I agree with Vaughn. Nice bowls Stu.

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    Thanks guys

    yeah, that middle one, has a LOT going on in it, I should take some better pics of it.

    Cheers!
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    Looks like time well spent!

    The NE is is really nice. Do you let NE bowls dry just like any other bowl? DNA soak? I always turn NE from start to finish in one shot. Sometimes if the wood is really wet I will get it as smooth as I can with the tools and let it dry a few weeks before sanding and finishing it but I always complete the lathe work in one shot. I have never had one crack. They do elongate quite a bit but I kinda like that look. Just curious.

    I don't really know why I do it this way I guess I feel like the DNA soak would somehow make the bark come off?

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    Shane it really depends, some woods, I think you could be correct, that the bark would come off, but on this wood it did not, I did DNA it, and it worked out well.

    Cheers!
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    Stu, glad your back at the lathe...looks like you haven't forgot anything with the layoff.
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    Actually I did find I'd forgotten some stuff, like sharpening, I'd been using the Ci1 tool so much, that I forgot how often you have to sharpen your bowl gouges to get a nice clean cut

    Figured it out............ eventually
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    Those are some good looking bowls Stu. Good to see ya turning.
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