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    2 bland birch bowls....

    .......finally finishing up some of those crotch pieces I roughed out last winter. Both finished with BLO, no buff. I have an "art festival" in a couple weeks and want a variety of finishes......

    First piece is my Jeff Bower chunky look....about 8" wide.







    This wingy dingy is about 15" long, wings are 3/8"thick.







    So blast away with the comments, critiques, and general "smart" comments!
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    2 bland birch bowls ? What do you consider figured??

    Thumbs up on both of them, VERY nice work Barry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Stratton View Post
    ...So blast away with the comments, critiques, and general "smart" comments!
    Real pretty bowls, Barry...nothing to critique. And the sum of the squares of the lengths of the legs equals the square of the length of the hypotenuse. (My smart comment.)
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    Nothing bland about those, they look great.

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    Barry, I like the second one the most.

    Wonderful pieces and great figure in that wood!
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    I like em both! And good luck on your Art festival! BTW your name's pretty cool too

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    You guys are too nice. I think shoulda went thinner on the second and thicker on the first......


    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Richardson View Post
    snip..... BTW your name's pretty cool too
    I agree, STRATTON is a cool name
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    the stratton part is just cool because of where yu came from, your name should be warmer now the winged bowl barry how far from the pith did yu cut it to maintain the feathering? and yu dont need to make the other one any heavier walls its fine just as it is besides jeff has a patent on the thick ice cream bowls
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    the stratton part is just cool because of where yu came from, your name should be warmer now the winged bowl barry how far from the pith did yu cut it to maintain the feathering? and yu dont need to make the other one any heavier walls its fine just as it is besides jeff has a patent on the thick ice cream bowls
    I always thought you were a good man Larry, even though you like to throw skinny little pointy sticks at deer.

    If you look at the bottom pic of the winged thing, you can see the pith of the main trunk on both sides. Feathering went all the way thru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    the stratton part is just cool because of where yu came from, your name should be warmer now...
    Barry's the only guy I know who moved to Minnesota to go to a warmer climate for retirement.
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