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    Another Spalted Alder Bowl

    More spalted alder...who'da guessed? This piece is a good example of the spalting I'm seeing throughout most of my recent haul from the neighbor lady's yard. This bowl is about 11 1/2" wide by 5" tall. It's the biggest one I've made so far. It's finished with my same ol' same ol' Formby's Tung Oil blend, but I still need to finish buffing it. My bigger buffing wheels (and bowl buffs) still haven't arrived, and my little 6" wheel can't reach the inside of the bowl.

    I did something a little different with the rim...it's one of those "some will like it and some won't" kind of things.

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    Pretty bowl Vaughn! I like that spalted wood! The rim......so-so for me but you're right.........Some will like it and so won't. It appears to my aging eyes you nailed the curve on the bowl. Nicely done Sir!

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    nice bowl again!!

    well vaughn first i gotta give ya an atta boy on your new avatar sweet and you need to slow down on your turning out hose nice bowls i am gettin sicker each time i see one,,your gonna get me totally ill from your very nice work.. that lathe might be cumin sooner than i thought great piece of wood you got there, really sharp and i like the rim its differnt and not the norm which makes it unique... i bet it will sell just fine.
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    Personally, I like the rim on this bowl. Really makes the shape stand out.
    Great shape, by the way.
    Nice, smooth edges and the transition to the foot looks very smooth.
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    Vaughn,

    Spalted wood is one of my favorites!! And your most recent bowl is awesome... I can't wait until "we" get a lathe so I can start turning out some projects too!! I keep following what you and several other turners do and am so impressed with the beautiful creations that are made. Keep up the fantastic work...

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Denise

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    Thanks for the nice comments, folks. Nice to see you drop in, Denise. Now get yourself a lathe and start helping Marty get that new shop dirty.
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    Vaughn,
    I'm on the fence on the rim. appreciate the line, but I'd have to feel that edge to make a final judgment. other than that, love that wood. and you're making me wish my shop was up and complete already. A spinny thing is on my short list of new 'big' tools to buy. #3 in fact behind the Jointer and Bandsaw.
    -Ned

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    I think that I like the rim of the bowl. Did you have any problems with it wanting to tear out on the top edge?

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    Another beauty. The rim of the bowl really sets it off. Well done.
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    That one is even prettier than the others. It has a little more going on in the wood and it's a really nice shape.

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