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Thread: Finished First NE bowl "Sacrifice", and award gloat

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    Finished First NE bowl "Sacrifice", and award gloat

    Last winter my brother and his wife decided to add on to their house, but there was an apple tree that had to come down. I told him I would help him cut it and take the wood to turn. I roughed out several pieces last December and this is the first one I finished. I am going to give it to my sister-in-law for her b-day in Dec. Now they can have their apple tree in their house!

    I finished the bowl with antique oil and buffed it. It is 7" from tip to tip and 4.5" tall.

    I got it done just in time for the Puyallup Woodcarvers show last weekend and took first place in the bowl category

    Critiques welcomed!






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    Nothing wrong with the bowl and the finish etc Looks excellent. On a personal taste level though it id far too glossy for me. I prefere a silky sheen on NE things but as said that's my taste, not detracting from what is a lovely looking bowl

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete MoncrieffJury View Post
    Nothing wrong with the bowl and the finish etc Looks excellent. On a personal taste level though it id far too glossy for me. I prefere a silky sheen on NE things but as said that's my taste, not detracting from what is a lovely looking bowl

    Pete
    I will agree, I prefer the satin sheen. This is the first time I used the AO. As I am still experimenting with what finish I like to use best. The bowl looked great with the first 2 coats, but had a couple dry spots so I added one more and it went from satin smooth to gloss. Many of the folks I have shown my stuff to they really like the gloss, but I like the more natural feel of the silky sheen.

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    Nice bowl, and congrats on the ribbon. If you want the AO to look a little less glossy, you can rub it with either 0000 steel wool or white Scotch Brite material. That'll bring back the satin look pretty quickly and easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    If you want the AO to look a little less glossy, you can rub it with either 0000 steel wool or white Scotch Brite material. That'll bring back the satin look pretty quickly and easily.
    Thanks Vaughn, I will give that a try the next time.

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    Congrats
    Beautiful bowl. I like the glossy look myself.
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    Keith,

    Nice bowl! What tool do you use to scribe the bottom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Rodekohr View Post
    Keith,

    Nice bowl! What tool do you use to scribe the bottom?
    I use a Dremel vibrating engraver



    I took the carbide tip out of mine and ground a broken 1/8" bit with more of a ball point tip rather than a sharp point. I just chucked it in my drill and ran the drill while applying it to the grinder to get a concentric cone. I found that it doesn't get stuck following the grain with that kind of a grind.

    Here is my tip, it also makes it easier to see what you are writing.


    Last edited by Keith Palmer; 11-21-2009 at 04:09 AM.

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    Very Nice Keith.
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    Hi,

    Beautiful bowl Keith. What else can I say...beautiful is beautiful.

    Enjoy

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