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    Winged Maple Bowl

    I picked this little burl up for $20 at our local flea market up here in East Mountain. The form was inspired by Bill Grumbine. Form is 12" long, 8" wide and 2.5" tall. Finish is Dr Woodshop Walnut Oil. Comments and criticism appreciated.
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    Last edited by Nate Davey; 02-03-2013 at 02:53 PM. Reason: 8' is a bit wide

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    That must be some lathe you have to turn an 8' wide piece....

    But a real beauty of a piece.
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    That's a fun piece. I like it. When I get better I will try something like that---no, not a copy.

    Enjoy,

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    i see you made another sweet one nate,, must be bill is still making curlies huh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate Davey View Post
    I picked this little burl up for $20 at our local flea market up here in East Mountain. The form was inspired by Bill Grumbine. Form is 12" long, 8' wide and 2.5" tall. Finish is Dr Woodshop Walnut Oil. Comments and criticism appreciated.
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    It's not the lathe that swings that much that was tough, try finding a photo gradient that's 8' long

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    Very nice Nate. Really well done!
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    Sharp Nate!!! M&M holder from a flea market?? Wow! As a thought...what about under cutting the rim? Less M&M's so I don't know. Beautiful chunk of wood...Brother Bill is a good guy to gain inspiration from!
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    Beauty Nate. Love the wood.
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    Another nice one, Nate. Any idea where your wood guy is finding the maple? Is it from around here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    That's a fun piece. I like it. When I get better I will try something like that---no, not a copy...
    Most turners don't get very worried about others copying (or attempting to copy) their work. That's because it's rare indeed for someone to accurately copy another turner's piece. Heck, most guys I know have a hard enough time copying their own pieces. And on a piece like this with a unique blank to start with, nobody would be able to make a decent duplicate.

    So we're not copying a piece, we're being inspired by a piece. And most of us like it when someone else is inspired by our own work.
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    Vaughn, he travels pretty far to get some of his woods, he said he had a huge BLM burl he wanted me to look at. The gent will be up at the flea market next weekend with some wood for me. It's on NM14 up in Cedar Crest. I really believe in giving attribution to some one who's piece I'm "copying", even if it's not even close.
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