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    Cherry Salad Bowl

    This is the largest bowl I've ever turned. 13" round and about 7" deep. I pikced up some cherry from the ground's crew at work about a month ago and finally got around to turning some of it last weekend. It was a big log and I wasn't sure I could fit it on the lathe, but with a little trimming it went on. (See pic 1)

    I turned this one to finish and put it inside a double layer paper bag for a week. I found a few little crackes (less than 1/4" and not deep) that I filled with some sanding dust and CA glue. It has warped quite a bit, but I think it will look great once the warping is done. I still need to do a little final sanding and add another coat or two of danish oil then it will be put to use in the house as a salad bowl. "The Boss" likes it too so that is a bonus!
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    Great looking job Jeff
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    nice bowl there Jeff. What happened to that grizzly lathe you got from your dad?
    Steve

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    Nice one Jeff! That's got some really interesting character/cool grain. I'm sure you and the "boss" will get years of use out of it. Also, you did a great job of handling a larger chunk of wood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Hutchinson View Post
    Nice one Jeff! That's got some really interesting character/cool grain. I'm sure you and the "boss" will get years of use out of it. Also, you did a great job of handling a larger chunk of wood!

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    Thanks for all the kind words!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    nice bowl there Jeff. What happened to that grizzly lathe you got from your dad?
    Steve
    Steve, I still have it, but I used my other lathe that my grandpa made on this one. It has a little more swing on it.
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    I'm with "the Boss" on this one... that's a nice bowl. Love the way you left the bark on the sides... I like that effect on turnings and use it quite a bit myself... great job.

    I picked up some cherry from a friend last year... it's been sitting under a tarp in the back yard since... some of it was beginning to crack when I picked it up and the ants had been at the heart of some of it... just hope the rest is useable and looks a good as yours...
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    Nice bowl, Jeff. Glad to see you are still using the Maytag once in awhile.

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