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    Minnesota Ironwood HF

    Here's my first HF from green to finish. This is some Minnesota ironwood I "rescued" from a firewood pile a few months back. PLEASE critique away.....hack and thrash so I can learn.

    It is 3" tall and 5 1/4" wide, 2 coats of AO, no buff as no buffer yet. I was able to get the "top" around 1/8"...but it gets thicker and rougher as you hit the bottom (3/8").........and, obviously no photo cube either .

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    Barry that is a beauty for your first HF. Nice form and finish. I wish my first looked that good. Great job buddy.
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    I like it, really nice. Looks like you getting the hang of this hollowing thing.
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    Barry, for the first hollow form you did a great job, one remark, keep an eye on flowing curves. Hey, keep up your good work.

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    Nice looking hollow form Barry! Really like the wood grain! Always heard that ironwood was a bear to work with. What's your opinion now that you have turned some?

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    Well Barry I don't know anything about turning at all "Yet."

    However, I do know that I would be proud to display that bowl in my home!

    Very nice work. Be sure and take pictures of it after the finish.

    DT

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    Real good for a first, Barry. Real nice-looking wood. For a challenge next time, let's see you turn some hard wood. Not telling you anything you don't already know, but critique-wise, I'd make the foot a bit smaller and the shoulders a bit more rounded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Schlumpf View Post
    Always heard that ironwood was a bear to work with. What's your opinion now that you have turned some?
    My opinion is "I want more". Cuts fairly well and sands NICELY!

    Thanks all for the comments and critiques!
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