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    Love this wood

    I was given a large portion of acia some time ago. I said thank you and took it mainly because I am a skinflint and rarely turn down free wood but boy am I glad I did. I have turned a few bowls from it now and every ion has been beautiful. ( the wood, not the turning) this is the latest. It's 9" dia and 4" deep. A few natural inclusions and bits of bark but it has such lovely markings and colours. This one is turned round bottom.



    Pete

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    Pete, that has some real nice color to it. So what do you do with your bowls? Do you sell them or do you set them all over your house?
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    I can see why you're fond of that wood. It's great-looking stuff. Fine job on the bowl, too.
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    Pete good looking bowl. looks like it could be used every day.Got ice cream.

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    Thanks all, it is gorgeous wood. I have a big part of the trunk left but need to sort the chainsaw out. It kills the blades and I have a load of sharpening to do before I can tackle it. Hopefully I should get a couple of decent sized bowls out of it as wll as some smaller ones.

    Pete

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    Pete that is a beauty. Really well done.
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    Very nice, Pete. That is a beautiful piece of wood.

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    Thanks again. Hope the rest is as good. Will know when I get the chain saw sorted and cut it up

    Pete

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