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    Highly figured walnut bowl

    This is the 2nd of two pieces of georgeous highly figured walnut that I picked up in Iowa on my last visit to the in-laws. It has been sitting in my garage for nearly a year while I figured out what to do with it. Finally, I gave in to temptation and decided that it was time to turn it... even if I couldn't do it justice.





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    I intentionally left the form "simple" so as not to distract from the beautiful figure of the wood.

    8" in diameter, 3" tall. Finished with 2 coats Seal-a-Cell / 4 coats Arm-R-Seal, then hand rubbed with rottenstone.

    Comments and critiques welcome.

    Thanks for looking.
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    You are right, that is one nice piece of wood, I think your bowl looks great, and I also like the fact that you did leave it simple so the wood could do the talking

    I think you did wonderful!
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    Great job with a great hunk of wood, Steven. I'm a proponent of simple forms for stunning wood, and this piece hits both of those criteria.
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    That's nice. I like the form and finish.

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    Awesome Steven. Boy is that wood doing some talking and the simple form really sets it off. Very nicely done.
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    That's a beautiful piece of wood and a nice simple form that let's the wood do it's thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Marlow View Post
    Finally, I gave in to temptation and decided that it was time to turn it... even if I couldn't do it justice.
    Steven, I'd surely say that you did it justice. It's just gorgeous, and that wood is really talking to us. Beautiful piece!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Marlow;49126...Finished with 2 coats [B
    Seal-a-Cell[/B] / 4 coats Arm-R-Seal, then hand rubbed with rottenstone...
    Wouldn't that be "hand rubbed with Rott-N-Stone"?

    Sorry Steven, I couldn't resist. I really do like the finish you got on this piece.
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