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    Maple bowl

    Worked on a chunk of maple today and came up with this bowl. Had a little opps and it ended up being a shade smaller. Still I think it looks ok. Comments and critsisms welcome.
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    Looks good, Drew. What's the size?
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    Very nice Drew, I'd say you are getting the hang of this spinny thing rather well!
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    I looks like a nice practical bowl. I like it
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    nice piece of maple
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    Popped the figuring of the wood well there Drew, wall thickness very good or at least the rim detail gives the impression that it's lightweight.
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    Nicely done!
    Care to share your finishing method?
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    Thanks Guys for all the positive comments.

    Sorry Vaughn forgot to add that. It is 7 5/8 X 2 inches or 193 x 50 mm.

    It was fun and I do need more practice. Not sure about the sap mark in the bottom of the bowl and on the side (see pic). Don't know what to do in a situation like that?

    It was fun trying out different ways of using the tools and playing with the sanding and finishing. I took it up to 320 grit maybe should have done more. Would you use wet and dry paper on bowls or is that just too much? I did have to return it after I had finished it off once as I found a bump I didn't like near the rim. Then re buffed it again. Wife thinks I am nuts standing in a garage in almost sub zero temps. Damn addicting this turning.

    Chas it is not as thin as I would have liked it as it does get thicker as it progresses to the bottom of the bowl. Not overly thick but it does grow a little. I had an issue with the rim blowing up in my face as it had already done it once. Glad that I bought a new full face shield yesterday.

    George the finish is just buffed out and polished on the wheel. I have only had the lathe a month now and have not really played around with any finishes yet other than the buffing wheel. My light box is the top of the freezer in the garage with a floresent light just above it. Hey it seems to work.
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    Don't see anything to criticsize. Looks good to me.

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    Very nice Drew..I can picture a nice big salad in it.

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