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    advise?

    Well as we're in the middle of a bowl swap over at WTA. i drew a man that's a heck of a turner. I don't think my stuff will come close to what he'll make for me. I know he don't come here,so thought i'd seak out your help on this.I have the basic design i want,but think it needs more.What do you all think about adding some cat tails to the pond, or at least some swamp grass?Just think it needs something else. So if you can come up with a idea i would me thankfull.
    Here's some pics of what i have so far.
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    If he doesn't like it you can send it to me. It's perfect Steve. Don't do a thing more
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    Thanks Bob,but nothin i do is good enough for me.

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    IMHO any one would be proud to have that price Steve, nice choice on the crotch for the bowl and the eagle love it

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    Looks great.............I would leave it.............
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    steve, the bowl appears to be painted in the bowl part now, i would left it natural to show off the grain of the wood,, with the eagle on the edge i can see some dead trees or a fish near it. but then it become more fragil steve..sometimes good wood and simple is better than to much trim.. what about a lid to fit the bowl and take the paint out of it???
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    Awesome job, luv the eagle ...another not so wild on the simulated water, but would be pleased as it is...very pleased!

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    steve, the bowl appears to be painted in the bowl part now, i would left it natural to show off the grain of the wood,, with the eagle on the edge i can see some dead trees or a fish near it. but then it become more fragil steve..sometimes good wood and simple is better than to much trim.. what about a lid to fit the bowl and take the paint out of it???
    Larry that's not paint it's dye, and real gloss finish just on the "pond".The rest will be knocked back so it's not so glossie. If you could see past the gloss you can see the grain.

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    Steve,

    Like most good wood turners, you underestimate yourself. I can just see you going to a street fair and selling that wonderful bowl for $30 instead of what it is worth.

    I think adding more to it would really be wrong. Adding more would cheapen it in my estimation. Be proud of it; you should be.

    Do I need to come over there and bang some sense into your head? Please, be pleased with what you have done.

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    Ditto what JimB said. I don't see a thing wrong and wouldn't add a thing. Classy piece. Don't underestimate yourself.
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