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    cherry bowl

    this is my first bowl made with that cherry i got the other week.finish is blo with 2 coats of rattly can laquar then polished with old english oil. got to run time for work
    thanks and ACW good or bad
    steve
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    The finish looks really good, you got all of your tool marks out and it is well sanded, that part looks super

    The inside of the bowl, it also has a nice radius to it and is pleasing to the eye.

    The outside, looks, "to me" clunky, the curve is not constant, and it seems to step a bit.

    All in all it is a nice bowl, but it would be more pleasing to "my eye" if the outside was more of a curve.

    Keep them coming, at least you are turning, I've only got time to look at what you guys are doing!

    Cheers!
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    Cherry bowl

    Nice little bowl,you done did good

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    Great looking first bowl. I agree with Stu that more of a curve on the outside would be more pleasing IMHO. Keep'em coming.
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    Nice work, Steve. Looks like a great piece of wood. (Nice haul for sure.) I agree with Bernie's agreement with Stu on the form of the outside, but that's a personal preference thing.
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    thanks guys.your right it does look that way from here also.will try to get it right next time.
    just got some new toys from the big brown truck today.i know there not the best but there mine now.
    Thanks Steve
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    It looks great to me!!!!!

    I have a lathe on my Shopsmith but I have only used it a few times in the past 15 years. You guys are giving me the confidence to sharpen up my tools and give it another go.

    My style is early american and shaker. maybe I should start with something small like candle holders.
    Sorry if I'm off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    It looks great to me!!!!!

    I have a lathe on my Shopsmith but I have only used it a few times in the past 15 years. You guys are giving me the confidence to sharpen up my tools and give it another go.

    My style is early american and shaker. maybe I should start with something small like candle holders.
    Sorry if I'm off topic.
    Bob as i didn't know much until i joined here about a year and a half ago.These folks are the best i've found on this puter.They'll tell ya the truth and that's what we need to learn. please dust off the shopsmith and give it a spin, you woun't get sucked into the vortex.

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    With a lot of this stuff Steve, there's not really a right way and a wrong way. As you turn more, you'll find the shapes and methods that please you, but the only way I know to do that is to try a bunch of different things. I know I'm still doing that myself.

    And congrats on the new tools. The Benjamin's Best stuff is plenty good...a lot of nice pieces have been made with those tools.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    ...dust off the shopsmith and give it a spin, you woun't get sucked into the vortex.
    Yeah Bob, there's no chance of that happening at all. You're safe here...we won't try to sway you or anything. (Did I mention we also have cookies? And every Tuesday night is Ladies' Night.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    With a lot of this stuff Steve, there's not really a right way and a wrong way. As you turn more, you'll find the shapes and methods that please you, but the only way I know to do that is to try a bunch of different things. I know I'm still doing that myself.

    And congrats on the new tools. The Benjamin's Best stuff is plenty good...a lot of nice pieces have been made with those tools.



    Yeah Bob, there's no chance of that happening at all. You're safe here...we won't try to sway you or anything. (Did I mention we also have cookies? And every Tuesday night is Ladies' Night.)
    Steve,
    nice bowl!

    I sure like my Benjamin's Best!

    so do the ladies serve the cookies on tuesdays, or what? (ducking, running now...)
    -Ned

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