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    Green wood bowl

    This bowl has been drying for a while. I took it out of the bag and cleaned it up on the lathe last night. I am finishing it with BLO. It has the first coat on it in the Pics. I didn't know how much they warp when they are drying but at least it didn't break. The bowl is 10'' across on the top and 5'' tall. The guy that I got the wood from said that it was Maple but it didn't look like it to me. I am not sure what it is though.
    Last edited by Shawn Lakes; 06-02-2007 at 02:06 PM.

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    Hi Shawn,
    That is a very nice looking bowl. How much did it change in tone when you put that first coat on? Nice I'll bet.
    It maybe maple, that spalting can cause confusion as to the real kind of wood because it is so bold and will hardly allow you to see pure "Maple".
    Whatever, it sure is pretty.
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    Very nice bowl Shawn. You did a nice job on it. If you can find some try some Minwax Antique Oil on one. It really works nice.
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    Very cool, Shawn. You'll find some bowls warp quite a bit when drying, and others hardly move. Always somewhat of a mystery how they'll come out until it's done, but yours came out real nice.
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    Thanks guys. I bought a case of Minwax Antique oil at an auction a while back. I will try that on the bowl that is coming out of a bag on Wednesday.

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    I think you'll like the Antique Oil. It can be built up into a nice glossy (buffed) finish if you want, or left a bit more satiny if needed.
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    Now, that's one nice bowl. Wish I could do one like that! Course, I don't have the patience to turn a blank, let it dry, and then turn it again, so I admire anyone who does...

    I've got one on the lathe right now, about the same size, but its finished wall thickness will be about the same as your guy's blanks...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Shawn nice job. That is maple from what I can tell I have several bowls in maple spalted and not and it looks real close.
    Ken

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