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Thread: Can't top Les's pens, but I did a little work this week

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    Can't top Les's pens, but I did a little work this week

    Not pens, I did a few small bowls getting ready for my last 4 shows for the year... I have a Holiday Market coming up the next 4 Saturdays in downtown K'ville.... just trying to get ready.

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    An interesting piece of Walnut... looks like it has spalting in the heartwood... It's small, only 5 3/4" Dia x 2 1/2" high... finished with polyurethane.

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    This is an interesting wood also, it's mostly a trash tree, almost a weed in this part of the country, beautiful in the spring when it's in full bloom... this is Mimosa Wood... 6 1/2" dia x 2 1/2" high and finished with polyurethane..

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    This is another small bowl from a tree that the local electric company took down on my back yard... it was leaning at about 25 degree over their power line and in danger of falling and taking out the line.... it was interesting watching them climb the tree to top it before they could cut it down.... not something I would do... standing on a tree trunk over power lines.... the bowl is 6 3/4" dia x 3" high and also finished with polyurethane.
    Chuck
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    You've been busy, Chuck. Of these three, the bottom one is my favorite. I really like the form on that one.
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    Great looking turning's chuck!
    I sure could have gotten some great looking pen blanks out of those before you turned them.

    Les
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    Great looking bowls. I to like the bottom one.
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    I can just see that bottom one on a modern coffee table or bar. Something like chrome and glass or perhaps ebony and glass.
    That is a real interesting piece of wood. I think it got all pretty and fancy like that just so you could make that bowl.

    Enjoy,

    JimB
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    They all hold M&M's...they all have my vote!!
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