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    Walnut Bowl

    Had a customer that came in. She said she had been down to art gallery and seen my turnings but wanted a slightly bigger bowl than I had down there. So on Monday after coring the others I turned this bowl for her. It is 13 1/2" X 3 1/2". She also said she wanted it shiney as it was going to be a display bowl for fruit and she may be used for like dinner rolls. So I finished it with 9 light coats of WOP. I am not that sure about the shine but she loved it. For free walnut and her $75 for it I didn't argue.
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    beautiful bowl, and way to go bernie
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    Very nice bowl, Bernie. I'm with you on the poly shine, but if that's what the customer wants, that what she should have. My only criticism is that you sold it too cheap.
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    i agree he sold it to cheap now that i got my stuff from him, i can say that safly
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    One heck of a shine on that one. As for price you may have sold it to low but lately I would have taken 75 any day.
    Dennis

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    Thank you to all. Vaughn I wish I could sell for more but just can't. Out here I just can't get the prices that can be had in the bigger cities. I had bowls here in the gallery and a craft store at $125 each. They sat for a couple of years. I lowered them to $100 then to $90 and they still sat. When I hit $80 they began to sell. I still have some bowls for $100 to $125 and one sold. So I guess I would rather sell 10 at $75 than 1 at $125. I know I send some bowls and vase to my sister in North Carolina and she gets twice to sometimes two and half times what I get in a tourist shop she puts them in.
    Bernie W.

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    I like the finish on this myself...Maybe I'm weird but I like it. It gives it a reall deep looking shine. Great looking shape as well.
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    Very nice piece, Bernie. I myself like a less shiny finish especially on walnut.

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    Thanks Tom and Wayne. I don't like'em that shiney either Tom but she picked it up today and was extremely pleased.
    Bernie W.

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