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    Pair of Squares

    I made these Bocote squares recently for a couple of forum exchanges. They are 5" square and finished with danish oil, buffed and waxed. One of them is for this forum. Only Santa knows who will be getting which one
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    Don,

    I'm sure you usually do pretty good work. But I don't really think those are 'square'. They look kind of wavy on the sides and almost like it's dished out in the middle.

    Tell you what, why don't you just send those pieces to me and go back to the drawing board and work on making things 'square'. I'm sure your recipients will understand...




    HA! But seriously, those look awesome.

    Do they start out square? Or do you trim them up after turning?
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    Man those are nice Don

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    You might ought to look into a refund on that lumber there, Don. Those boards warped something fierce.

    Both of 'em look stunning. There are gonna be a couple of very happy exchange recipients pretty soon.
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    Beautiful Don. You have been busy.
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    Very nice, I love turning those little square dish/plate things, really fun and for whatever reason, most people really like them
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    Those are turned ? Wow, really nice.
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    Don, I love turning bocote and I love seeing beautiful objects turned from bocote. These are lovely square bowls. Your finish looks spectaculary. Very nice work!
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    hey don, whats the blank size for one of those?
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    Thanks Folks

    I appreciate the nice comments.

    These little bowls start out as square blanks about 5" x 5" and about 2" thick. I bought them that size a few years ago when I only had a mini lathe. They actually have a little birdseye in them.
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