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    Saved one

    Well I was turning this nice piece of cherry that I got from Larry M. and it was turning so nice, I forgot to stop and cut through the side when hollowing it. I was just sick about the whole thing. But then I remembered an idea someone posted about making a wall thingy in this situation. I took the material that I had planned for the lid and made a bottom ornament out of it, cut it in half on the bandsaw, and cut the bowl in half and saved the good half. Then took some thin stock and made a back for it. So I made some lemonade out of this lemon.
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    now thats a clever idea!!!!! i got to show the better half this one
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    That is a great save on a really pretty piece. I like that idea.
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    its the michigan wood that does it barry is just along for the ride
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    I imagine it takes great skill to turn just half of a piece I think the revised version looks incredible

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    I would think you have just added to some peoples product line up. I can see a whole follow up on this one.

    One way to reduce the ticket price of items in these times yet recover the effort. Why not deliberately split a few bowls turned just for this purpose. There are then two products out of one blank.

    Great idea Hey there could even be lamps place inside and turn them into wall lighting.
    cheers

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    That worked out great, Barry. I've been saving both halves of a bowl that broke on me a while back for that same type of fix. They are shaped just right for sconce lamps.
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    Beautiful save.

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