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Thread: Improving the look of Camphor Laurel

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    Improving the look of Camphor Laurel

    This was a fairly ordinary piece of CL with not much heart wood. So a couple of coats of DO later it has darkened up nicely and makes a fairly respectable looking bowl. Size 10 x 6 with a 4" opening
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Camphor Laurel 002.jpg   CL 001.jpg  

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    Neil that sure don't look ordinary from here. Great job as always. Love what ya do with these pieces. Do you do these green or dry? I'm guessing dry, but just woundering.

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    i cant imagine how you do those spirals so easily.. with carving tools.. the uniformity is superb!!!
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    Fairly respectable indeed. Beautifully done, Neil.

    I've turned a few large pieces of that wood myself...always liked the way it makes the shop smell.
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    Now there is a WOW! I love the bowls you make. Very beautiful.
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    Love the spirals. Very nice work Neil.

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    The more you do the more you appreciate just how darn hard it is to do some of this stuff you guys make sound so easy. This one sure came out nice. Beautiful piece of wood and treatment to match.

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    Beautiful work, Neil! I've got to try one someday.

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    Very nice hollow form, really like the carving.
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    Good thing you got ahold of that Hughie...look like the same old camphor if I made a pen out of it! Well done sir!
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