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    First bowlish

    After turning the handles for the files, I figure I would give it a shot. The finial was the last piece of scrap from the handle project.

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    Definitely need more practice before trying another one. But you have to start somewhere.

    The good thing is it was all kiln dryed Mahogany.

    Rob
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    Looking good, Rob. Size and finish?

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    About 6-1/2" diameter. The base came from a 12/4 piece of mahogany. The finial is about 3" height. The tip is about 3/16" high and 1/16" diameter.

    Oh, finish is brushed on Shellac.
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    Thanks, Rob. The neighbor came over today to let me know they will be taking down a large sweetgum next month. If it has lots of heartwood, do you want some turning chunks?

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    Yes, that would be great. Let me know when I comes down.

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    Good lookin', fun project Rob. Has a very antique look to it.
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    Nice spindle on top! Very nice!
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    Looks great Rob!
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    Thanks all for the encouragement.

    The inspiration was after watching a video on a water droplet hitting the water and creating a ripple effect. The finial is the bounce back out of the water.

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