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Thread: Semi-Winged Sorta-NE Bowl

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    Semi-Winged Sorta-NE Bowl

    This is an oddball-shaped piece of red eucalyptus that I decided to experiment on.

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    After getting it close to final size and not liking what I was seeing, I almost threw it away, then I decided to do a little extra shaping with a coping saw and patternmaker's rasp to blend some of the uncomfortable lines. (I hated to see the nice curly wood go to waste.)

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    The finish is a couple coats of wipe-on gloss poly, then lightly buffed and waxed. I had to glue both of the bark pieces back on at different times, but the one missing chunk on the edge was gone before I even mounted the blank on the lathe.

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    I was trying for a winged bowl, but I hadn't really planned on the final kidney shape. I intentionally kept the foot a bit wide...I wanted it that way. Finished size is about 7 1/2" x 3".

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    Had I not messed up when I originally placed the blank on the lathe, the bowl would have been centered better, and more round overall, but I wouldn't have ended up with the sculpted shape.

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    Sort of a mistake gone right. I think I may have to try more of this.

    - Vaughn

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    Looks great Vaughn!

    Heck, sometimes the nicest things go wonky, and the "Mistakes" come out great!

    Take is when you can!

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    Thats realy neat Vaughn
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    i like it vaughn! looks kinda like a miniture bathtub....tod
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    Nice save of some good looking wood.

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    Glad you didn't follow the impulse to trash it. Very nice save. Way to hang with it.
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    That is a cool piece Vaughn! Nice job, you did a nice job!

    corey

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    Great save Vaughn! even though the shape is a bit diffrent I like it............ and I'm not a great fan of winged bowls.
    Todays mistakes can be tomorrows gain

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