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    Norfolk Island Pine

    Found a source for some NIP so ordered some. Wanted to make a 2 or 3 vases. I had turned one about 3 yrs ago and didn't really want to sell it but the director at the art gallery wanted me to bring it down to display it. Anyway I thought ok I will put $185 on it and no one would think of buying it. Well a lady came in and put down cash so I reluctantly took it. I did order 3 blanks. 2 blanks were 8 X 6 and one was 7.5 X 5. This one finished measures 7 X 4 with walls a consistant 3/8" and is finished with 1 coat of antique oil to pop the grain and 12 coats of General Finishes Woodturners Finish. The 5th coat was sanded with 400 and the 9th coat with 800. No sanding on the last 3 coats. Two views from the top (front and back) and a profile. This one will go into my display case.
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    Nicely done, Bernie.
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    Beautiful execution on some great wood, Bernie!
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    Holy Moly, that's darn purdy!! I love bowls made out of that pine.
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    Wow does that wood have character nice work Bernie

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    That's impressive. Great job Bernie !!!
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    That's Wonderful!! Isn't Norfolk Island Pine those little Christmas trees you get in HD?
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    great looking piece man.

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    Thank you to all. Roger it is in the same family but I can't be sure it is the same.
    Bernie W.

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    It's a beauty Bernie. That looks like a good finish schedule too...a lot faster than soaking and draining and soaking and draining

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