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    Two more Bells

    Here are two more bells. One is Walnut with 4 ply plywood. The other is cherry with redheart. Both are finished with 7 coats of GF Woodturners Finish. Took about 25 minutes for 7 coats using a hair dryer.
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    Bernie W.

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    Bernie, everytime I see something that you have turned, it makes me itchy to get my lathe running. These look great!

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    Bernie, first bell was great but the walnut bell is just awesome.
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    Thanks. I have a few more of the walnut ones to turn. I do like the looks of the plywood with the dark wood. I happen to have a ton of cutoffs from my old flat work days so could make 2 or 3 hundred of these and still have wood left. Also have a bunch of cherry cutoffs to use up.
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    That's a nice pair of bells, Bernie. I agree on the plywood making nice (and easy) stripes.
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    Excellent work, Bernie!
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    I like all three bells. And thanks for the tut on making them. It's one of those projects on the list.
    Dennis

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    I totally understand about having lots of small scrap to use up Bernie. Since I got the lathe I don't look at the small off cuts from jobs as fire wood anymore and now have a shop full of off cuts with the need for projects like this to use them up on. ( one of the reasons that wanted the tut on these) Thanks again. Now i just have to get that Skew practice in on a couple of 2x4's.
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    Bernie, those are fantastic!!!!!!!
    Unlike Raymond, these make me want to put my lathe away!!!
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    Looking good Bernie. Where did you get the idea for the segmented one with plywood? That is a real eye catcher
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