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    More Maple Pics

    It's been about a month since I've posted any pics and I've been busy as of late. My BIL owns a high end home furnishing/design store and has agreed to take a few of my turnings on consignment. He says he can sell them as art? Again his words not mine. Here are a few more maple bowls. The square one is a little on the thick side and the larger NE still has some tools marks that I will try and sand out, but I'm happy with them. Comments/critques are strongly encouraged.

    All are finished with Watco Danish Oil.

    1. Square bowl/plate 16" from corner to corner and 4 inches tall.
    2. NE 12.5" W X 5" T
    3. NE 11" W X 4" T
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails bowl 22a.jpg   bowl 22B.jpg   bowl 20.JPG   bowl 23.JPG  
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    I do like the thicker look. Nice.
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    Thanks Sam. Those corners whacked my knuckle more than once and my lathe doensn't go real slow so getting something thin that far out is almost dangerous.
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    Hi Jeff, very nice stuff, well not so a bad idea of your brother in low.
    A chance for you to make some profit.

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    Nice work. I'd say the last pic is my favorite out of this bunch, Jeff.

    Critique-wise, on the bowls I'd suggest trying to get a more even curve from the rim to the foot. Here's an exaggerated example:

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    Vaughn, I think you've pointed that out before...now if I could only remember it when I'm on the lathe...I just get to excited when the curls start to fly! Maybe I'll print off the diagram you posted and hang it on the wall behind my lathe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Vaughn, I think you've pointed that out before...now if I could only remember it when I'm on the lathe...I just get to excited when the curls start to fly!...
    Man, I can sure relate. I have some early bowls to prove it, too.
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    Ditto that. I think we all do.
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    Dang I hate that when I bang my knuckles.

    Nice looking pieces Jeff.
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