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    Wormy White Birch Bowl

    When I roughed out this bowl last year I couldn’t believe the bugs! Pulling it from the DNA bath, it looked like I had thrown a tablespoon of coffee grounds into the alcohol! At least they left some cool markings and the holes run all the way through the walls of the bowl.

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    White Birch bowl, 8 ¼” diameter x 3” high. Rim is ¼” wide and tapers immediately to 1/8” for the rest of the bowl. The bowl is feather-light and has absorbed 2 saturation coats of Minwax Gloss Wipe-On Poly so far. Am thinking of leaving the bowl as is – instead of going for the glossy look. What do you think?

    As always, your comments, critiques and opinions are welcome!

    Thanks for looking!
    Steve

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    Hi Steve,
    I like the soft look of the bowl....Too much gloss takes away from the beauty of the wood.
    I've run out of the gloss wipe on and don't plan to buy any more... just the satin.
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    Real nice bowl.
    It has a contemporary look to me and I associate contemporary with high gloss.
    Either way it looks great.
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    Great bowl Steve!

    As for finish....what do you plan to do with it?? Keep it or gift to friends...then satin. Sell it - then gloss!
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    Beautiful bowl Steve. Leave it as is.


    Oh I would sell it to because it won't hold soup or ice cream!!
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    Very nice, Steve. I think my vote would be for the non-glossy look on this one.
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    I almost always prefer satin, but gloss seems to sell better. (What I heard, anyway)

    I like it as-is.

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    Steve. I vote for leaving it as is....very nice.
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    Steve, I vote for leaving it as it is. Very nicely done. You just keep raising the bar.

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