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Thread: I think I'm getting a little better at this bowl thing....

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    I think I'm getting a little better at this bowl thing....

    first is another spalted maple.. it's about 11 1/2 diameter x 3 1/2 deep.. I think the walls are a little thicker than some of what you guys do.. maybe a hair over 1/4 inch... finished with sanding sealer and wipe on poly.

    The little bowl is a piece of spalted poplar...its about 5 in. diameter x 1 1/2 deep and has a tiny little foot of about 1/8 inch. It's also finished with sanding sealer and wipe on poly.

    The last one is cherry from a board I got a couple years ago from a guy who used the boards to make gun stocks for flint lock rifles... this was "scrap" about 9" wide x 2" thick and originally about 4 or 5 feet long... I see a little sanding mark in this one that I'm not happy with... may hang on to it and try to get is sanded better latter on... it's about 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 and finished with Danish oil.
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    nice bowls Chuck. I do like that spalted maple the best but i've a feeling you do to.
    Steve

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    Yep, I'd say you're getting the hang of things quite nicely. I really like the spalted maple, but all three look good. And I can relate to the bit about finding sanding or tooling marks when you take the photos. It's happened a few times to me, too. I just suck it up and take it back to the shop a re-do it best I can.
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    Nice looking bowls. Really like the splated bowl.
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    Nice work, some good shapes there as well. Bowls don't have to be thin and personally if they are for use, thin can be a problem. A nice solid bowl is better for fruit etc IMHO so apart from having a go I wouldn't strive to make them thin.

    Pete

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    Chuck, those are very nice bowls. I hate it when I get one finished and then notice a tool mark or sanding mark. My wife thinks I am too picky but I want every bowl to be really nice. Your bowls are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Bower View Post
    Chuck, those are very nice bowls. I hate it when I get one finished and then notice a tool mark or sanding mark. My wife thinks I am too picky but I want every bowl to be really nice. Your bowls are great.
    My wife is just the opposite... she picks up every one of them...
    I should get her out to the shop to look at the pieces before I take them off the lathe, might not have the problem...
    or I could wear my glasses when I work
    Chuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    nice bowls Chuck. I do like that spalted maple the best but i've a feeling you do to.
    Steve

    Thanks guys for all the positive comments... makes us feel good when our colleagues give us encouragement - right?

    I have a nice pile of the spalted, if the weather lets up a little so I can get to the wood pile... can't chainsaw in the rain and my toes get cold in the snow... I have to get the rest of it cut up into blanks...
    Chuck
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