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    Spreading my wings a bit

    The family headed to BIL's place yesterday and since he has taught and given me so much (idea's and wood)...we naturally hit the shop. The big one is quilted maple with lip-in-lip. Finished in WOP. The little one is Manzanita with a knob I turned from ebony. Finished in SOL but I need to steel wool it down and hit it again. Maple is about 8x3 and box is 3x1.5. Stu mentioned that on a prior box the cap was under-defined...and he was right. I wanted some dimension to the cap on the box and it just worked out . As always, critique is needed and welcome
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    Nice work, Jim. The maple looks great, and the manzanita is gonna sing once you get the finish rubbed down.
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    Great pieces.. love both... ya did gud!
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    Great looking bowl and box. I really like the Manzanita.
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    Hey Jim, I like the form of the lidded bowl. I'll have to try one of those! The only thing I'm not wild about is the bottom ... too many lines, maybe? I think anything from 0 to 2 or 3 lines could work, but 4 just seems too "busy".

    (Consider the source though; my last bowl looked like this: )




    The funny thing is that the 4 lines look just fine on the manzanita piece. And I love the cracked lid ... very cool.

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    kerry what is that bowl made out of? sycamore??? i agree with cleaning up the lines jim and the cracked lid did catch my eye as well
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    Not a complaint, just a query. It seems that american turners go for a really high gloss on their work. Is this just that you all have the same taste in finish or is there another reason. Over here we tend to have a more satin look, sometimnes not even that.

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    Seems the American buyers prefer gloss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    kerry what is that bowl made out of? sycamore???
    Bingo, Larry! I wrote about it some 7 months ago in this thread ... and haven't turned much since. Time to kick myself back down to the basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Burton View Post
    Hey Jim, I like the form of the lidded bowl. I'll have to try one of those! The only thing I'm not wild about is the bottom ... too many lines, maybe? I think anything from 0 to 2 or 3 lines could work, but 4 just seems too "busy".

    (Consider the source though; my last bowl looked like this: )




    The funny thing is that the 4 lines look just fine on the manzanita piece. And I love the cracked lid ... very cool.
    Kerry,
    I see nothing wrong with the lines on Jim's bowl, but I'm like you, I really prefer the smoother bottoms, your bowl is very nice and I like the grain pattern in the wood.
    Sometimes when I do bowls I actually am able to get a smooth bottom too.
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