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    Won't Hold Soup

    I'm planning to head home in about a week to go take care of my wife after she has knee surgery, and I expect to get some shop time in while I'm there. Because of this, I figured I needed to get off my duff and post a few pics of pieces I turned when I went home back in July.


    This is a piece of English walnut (or at least I think that's what it was) that Jim Burr sent me last year before I headed to NM. It sat in my shop for 7+ months, and even though it was waxed, it checked pretty badly. Since it was gift wood, I would have felt guilty just throwing it away, so cinched up my Kevlar knickers and decided to see what I could make from it. Wasn't sure if it'd survive the ride, but in the end, it did. It's about 8" in diameter, finished with Formby's Tung Oil Finish and Renaissance wax.














    Since it won't hold soup, I brought it to the office intending to use it as a candy dish, but within a week's time, one of the software engineers here asked if I wanted to sell it. I told him that since the wood was a gift, I was planning to keep it for myself. A few days later, his wife happened to be at the office and she saw the bowl and fell in love with it. When he told her he'd tried to buy it and it wasn't for sale, I could see she was disappointed. The next day, I took the bowl into his office, handed it to him, and told him to surprise his wife with it. (I figured Jim would approve.) She was blown away, and insisted on cooking me a huge (and delicious) Pakistani dinner. I got three meals out of it.
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    Glad you decided to turn that one Vaughn! It looks great.
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    Not only is that a great bowl,and a great job of keeping it in one piece,but also a great way to get some good eatings.Now get back home and take care of whats really important, nothin else matters.

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    That's a Cracking Bowl Vaughn.

    Would have been tempted to fill the voids with some metal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chas Jones View Post
    That's a Cracking Bowl Vaughn.

    Would have been tempted to fill the voids with some metal.
    I considered it, but it has become so common these days that it has lost its appeal to me. Also, I was just home for a brief visit, so time was working against me.
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    Vaughn it's checked just a little. Glad it held together and turned out so nice. I usually just try to avoid turning one with that much checking , but it is a beauty, like the rim treatment.
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    Pretty cool. I agree I'd have been tempted to try and fill the cracks but now that its done I also agree I like it better as is - go figure.

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    well done vaughn all the way around,, good wood ,food and gifting
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    i just checked with all of the authorative authorities, and you will be happy to know vaughn, that even though the bowl will not hold soup, it is perfectly suited for popcorn. good work young man!
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    Beautiful bowl Vaughn. Glad you didn't fill the cracks. Like you everyone is doing it and it has lost it appeal to me also.
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