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    And Some More Michigan Chocolate...

    This is another piece of Michigan chocolate from Larry Merlau. I had someone who wanted to buy a walnut NE bowl contact me through my website, so I got ahold of Larry a couple months back and he took good care of me.

    It's 17" by 11 1/2" and about 6" tall at the tips of the wings. It's a little thicker than I'd wanted, but the bark was giving me fits so I quit while I was still ahead. I kind of rushed the drying, so it has a few minor cracks, but nothing I'm concerned about. They add to the look, IMHO. Finish is my standard Formby's and PL buff, with Renaissance wax afterward.

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    That is really neat. Don't understand how it is done, but it is neat!!
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    FANTASTIC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    That is really neat. Don't understand how it is done, but it is neat!!
    i do and i aint no turner
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    Great bowl, Vaughn. Love me some Walnut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Cothren View Post
    Great bowl, Vaughn. Love me some Walnut.
    all yuall gots to do is.....
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    That is really neat. Don't understand how it is done, but it is neat!!
    Here you go Jon...a tutorial written by the guy who taught me how to do it:

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=13180

    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    all yuall gots to do is.....
    Last I knew, Mark already has a good supply of walnut. He's the guy that got me started making NE bowls, and he even provided the wood to learn with.
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    That is a beautiful peice Vaughn. Form, finish and the wood look great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    That is really neat. Don't understand how it is done, but it is neat!!
    Jonathan took the words from my mouth. So ditto exactly.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Here you go Jon...a tutorial written by the guy who taught me how to do it:

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=13180
    Now i know where i keep going wrong in spinny land. I gotta think back to front. I tested myself with that tut before looking at all the pics i tried to speculate to myself how i would go about it. Bang i would have messed up again.

    Some day i it will sink in. Thanks for the link Vaughn.
    Last edited by Vaughn McMillan; 04-20-2010 at 09:55 PM. Reason: Fixed broken [/quote] tag
    cheers

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