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    Walnut Crotch NE

    Had to use a lot of epoxy and CA to keep this bark on - the wood has been sittin' around outside my shop for well over a year. It is 14" at the widest point, and 5" at the tallest point. I used antique oil for the finish.

    Comments/critiques/suggestions/opinions all welcomed.





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    Wow, that's a pretty piece of wood, Mark. I really like the non-typical shape of the rim on this one. The only suggestion I can think of is to box it up and send it out here to Southern California. I'm afraid the Arkansas humidity might be too much for the bark.

    Great work, man.
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    That's a real beauty, love the figuring, and appreciate the effort that must have gone into saving the bark.
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    You would not dare send that to Kalifornia, would you? The best thing to do would to be to send it to Japan, where it could be properly honored!

    That is really nice, not much to add, but I really impressed
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    Really Nice

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    Very nice work Mark! The symmetry about the center figure is impressive, and very good job on keeping the bark on. That is sometimes tough with walnut.
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    Wow Mark that is beautiful. Holy cow that wood is awesome. Very well done and for keeping the bark on.
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    Very nice bowl Mark.

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    Very-very nice. That figuring is exceptional. And, I have a feeling it's placement wasn't by accident. You made the most of what you had.
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    Very well done, I really like the symmetry. I hope to be able to do something like that sometime. I have never been able to keep bark on a natural edge bowl completely.

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