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    Black Walnut Natural Edge

    Another NE... this wood was scored over a year ago from some folks who had the trees removed and sold the logs to a veneer company. I got the leftovers...

    Anybody who thinks you can't turn a NE from wood that was (a) cut in the summer, and (b) has set on the ground for quite a while, then I would say ya never know until ya try...

    It ended up 9" x 7-1/2" x 5" and I used antique oil.

    Comments/critiques/suggestions/opinions are welcomed.




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    Perfect. You are the NE master, Mark.
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    Ya know mark, I think once you get a little practice, you'll probably do well at these NE bowls.



    Another typically gorgeous bowl, Mark. Great job.
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    Gotta love it, that is NICE!
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    mark that is beautiful!!

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    Another Cothren! Beautiful Mark! You keep this up the market will be flooded! Do it anyway!

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    Gotta love the walnut. Great piece Mark. Well done.
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    Hey Mark, I really like that, and all your NE bowls. How do you stabilize the bark? It looks very fragil on that one. On the couple of NE I have tried it was a challenge keeping the bark intact. Barry

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    Thanks everyone... Barry, my answer to your question is light cuts and sometimes lots of CA - as was the case with this one. I wasn't sure if the bark would hold on or not, so I tightened it up with thin CA. But even with CA you have to take your time and take light cuts.

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    That is very pretty Mark, and you seem to have some spalting in the sap wood too.
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