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    Another Walnut NE...

    Some things about this one that I'm not real fond of... would be glad to hear honest comments.

    Apx 17-1/2" wide at the tips, 13-1/2" wide in the valley, and 7-1/2" tall. Antique oil was used for the finish.



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    Mark, I don't see anything wrong with this one, which is the case with all your work, but the curve does seem to be a bit more vertical that most of your NE's.
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    Here is an honest comment for you.

    That is one gorgeous bowl!!!
    The wood is outstanding, the shape is perfect, I love the heart wood to sap wood transition.

    I would be proud to have that one in my collection.


    Good job.

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    Mark that is a beauty. Really like that walnut.
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    Honestly? I hope my first NE comes out half as nice. Great job of keeping the bark on and keeping the symmetry of the wings. If you don't want it...my address is...
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    Mark, your execution and stunning photos make it hard to critique form. That bowl is gorgeous...as is all your work.

    But, I think the bottom could have been done differently. It looks like it was sort of cut off. Perhaps a defined foot or a slightly smaller base would look better.

    Then again, I might just be full of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Mark, I don't see anything wrong with this one, which is the case with all your work, but the curve does seem to be a bit more vertical that most of your NE's.
    That's what I like about it.. the more vertical curve. I have a walnut tree that's been standing dead for a few years... I need to get it down so I'll have a little of the wood to play with.. won't be a big as yours, but will be nice to work with (hopefully)
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    Yep... the two main things are (1) the vertical sides, and (2) the bottom is too flat/squared. Thanks for the input and comments.
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    Really super nice!!!

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    You're right...it's horrible. Just go ahead and send it to me and I'll check it out more closely.

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