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    Curly Jacaranda Bowl Set

    This is some more of the jacaranda I got from the neighbor two houses down. This blank had some nice curl to it, so I cored the little one out of the bigger one. The mama bowl is about 9" x 2 1/2", and the baby bowl is 6" x 1". They are both finished with Formby's Tung Oil Finish and buffed with PL compound.

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    I got a little carried away finishing the bottom of the little one, but didn't quite break through. It's thin enough that I didn't brand my initials onto it.

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    They both look nice, too bad about the thin bottom on the baby bowl, maybe you could make a contrasting diaper for it
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    Beautiful!



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    Nice looking bowls! Maybe you could use the little one to watch the eclipse.
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    Beauties Vaughn. Yep that is thin.
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    Before I read the caption for the "see through bowl" or looked at the larger image, I thought you had mounted some kind of gold coin in the bottom on purpose.

    Got anything like a golden video arcade token hanging around?

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    Very nice Vaughn! I enjoy hearing and seeing all the different finishes used on projects. These look great!

    Tom

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    I like the bowls and you take very good pictures by the way.......
    Last one that has the thin bottom is great to - I made one with the bottom thin like that on accident but after sanding well with wet/dry and oil it came out looking great and a friend bought it because she like how translucent it was.

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    Vaughn,

    Those are beautiful! I just love the wood. How was it to work and where did you get it?

    Regards,
    Lee Laird
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    Thanks for the kind words, guys.

    Lee, the jacaranda is real soft and light. It likes to tear out somewhat, but it sands very easily. All in all, it's a pleasure to work with. This blank and several others came from a tree two houses down the street from mine. They did a major trimming last year, and I got a few of the bigger branches.
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