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    Walnut Bowl

    Last night I finished up a walnut bowl. It's about 12" in diameter and 5" tall. Before I rubbed on my home brew of danish oil, I once again used a reverse image of my friends horse show logo and transfer pen on the wood burner to get the logo onto the bowl. Works like a charm every time. This is one of the awards for the last horse show of the year. (still need to finish up a brush box and some picutre frames) I still have to turn off the tenon, but it's done other than that. Comments are encouraged please!
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    good looking bowl there jeff!
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    That fancy metal pedestal looks a little out of place, but the bowl and logo look great.
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    to much sap wood for flat work but looks great in your bowl jeff but if the walnut had come from michigan it would have looked better
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    Nice looking spinny piece, Jeff, but I have to ask. Is there a functional reason you left the sides so thick? Most turners I know would have gone to 1/4" (or less even... some of them like to show off!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    good looking bowl there jeff!
    Thanks Dan!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That fancy metal pedestal looks a little out of place, but the bowl and logo look great.
    Makes it a bit heavy too!

    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    to much sap wood for flat work but looks great in your bowl jeff but if the walnut had come from michigan it would have looked better
    I don't know about that...this walnut is Iowa grown and comes from the front yard of my parents priest! Beautiful and Holy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Burt View Post
    Nice looking spinny piece, Jeff, but I have to ask. Is there a functional reason you left the sides so thick? Most turners I know would have gone to 1/4" (or less even... some of them like to show off!).
    Billy, take a look at some of my past threads and bowls. I usually go a bit thicker than most. I like a bowl with some heft to it and most of my sales have been this kind as well. That way I don't have to hold my breath as much for that last cut. This one is about 3/4" thick.
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    yeah billy when he started all he did was pound in a nail and then pull it out and called it a bowl
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    yeah billy when he started all he did was pound in a nail and then pull it out and called it a bowl
    You say that likes there's something wrong with it??
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    I also like thick walled bowls -- maybe not that thick but really thin looks wimpy to me. Yes I can turn thin but really thin is not my thing.

    You have a fine look bowl...

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    yeah billy when he started all he did was pound in a nail and then pull it out and called it a bowl
    I mean I seriously fell !

    Jeff, I can understand on all counts. When I first decided to delve into bowl turning, I watched the masters going stupid thin so I thought this was the right way to do it. Then I began to discover that there is no "right" or "wrong" way. It is a matter of personal taste, what sells and sometimes just what you can get away with. About 6 years ago I was turning a beautiful piece of spalted Maple into a bowl. I had it done and could have sanded out any imperfections. But I saw one small area where one last cut would make it perfect. I now have a very pretty 5 inch platter instead of a beautiful 7 inch bowl! The bowl gouge hit a catch and blew the top off in less than a heart beat. I kept the top piece hanging in the shop as a reminder until I moved back to Texas.

    That said, I still had a tendency to try to go thin because many turners can be a little snobby about such things. Anymore I just don't care. I make what pleases me and that is the important thing. So good on you!
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