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    wings

    Just a little whimsy. I have seen a few of these turned and wanted to give it a try. Sycamore, 10.5"x4.5", only a little sanding sealer on it right now, rough sanded with a machine. Turned with my 5/8" bowl gouge of course, still my one and only!

    This was a heavily weighted horizontal branch and as expected it moved a lot with every cut. The edge thickness is much more consistent than it appears in the photographs, not perfect by any means though. Works for me.

    Hu
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    Nice looking piece Hu.
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    They keep getting better and better, Hu. Looks real nice.
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    Looks good from this angle
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    That is a neat bowl. Just the thing for keys and billfold.

    Or on the DR table with 3 to 5 bright polished stones.

    Or on the coffee table with a few M&Ms

    Or etc.

    Enjoy,
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    Hu I agree they are getting better and better. Wish my first ones looked this good.

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    Thanks for all the kind words everyone! I could get a swelled head if it weren't for the dozen or so failures I have laying around to keep things in perspective. I think the dead pieces still outnumber the survivors. Once I got my tooling and equipment set up pretty well I have to say it is pretty nice to expect to at least have a finished product. For awhile I didn't even expect the pieces to survive. Now I can focus on trying to make them better.

    A long long ways to go but I'm making a start.

    Hu

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    Don't think it'd be my favorite for M&M's, but it sure looks cool!
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    M&M Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Don't think it'd be my favorite for M&M's, but it sure looks cool!
    Jim,

    I'm with you on the M&M's especially the dark chocolate varieties! This bowl isn't none too pretty, the rim was pretty dinged up before I started and I think I jammed the tool rest into it once amongst other things. Neglected to spin the bowl by hand after a move "I was sure was safe". DUMMY! It is almost big enough for a M&M bowl though, since I live alone. Hafta plug the worm hole then I figure it would hold somewhere between two and three gallons, stacked right.

    Hu
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