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    Manzanita NE

    From the other half of the Manzanita root ball I had. I really wanted to do a HF with it, but the top of the bowl was the bottom of the root ball, nothing but roots and voids, so I decided to do a NE bowl with it. I spray painted with black paint after I had it turned almost to completion to give the crevices and rim some contrast, then finished turning. 10" diameter by 5" deep, lacquer finish that still needs to be rubbed out.




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    Vey impressive Travis! I really like the black paint idea - makes a dramatic contrast with the color of the wood! Any reason you used lacquer instead of, say, Antique Oil?
    Steve

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    Holy cow Travis that is beautiful. I like what you did with the black.
    Bernie W.

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    That is just waaaaaaaay nice...
    If you have a pulse you have a purpose...

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    Wickedly beautiful Travis!

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    DANG!!!

    We're not worthy....











    Uh... Travis, I hate to tell you but your bowl is cracked, man!
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    Hoo-wee that's sweet, Travis. The black paint is a great idea. Must have been challenging to turn.

    Gonna hand rub that lacquer? C'mon, be brave...hit that thing with the buffer. And be sure to take videos when you do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Gonna hand rub that lacquer? C'mon, be brave...hit that thing with the buffer.
    Brave???? You mean stupid?

    Steve, I didn't want to darken the colors and didn't feel "brave" enough to fool with wiping poly in all those nooks and crannies, so lacquer it was!

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    Now that is not going to hold much ice cream is it

    Love the paint idea, and that is one nice looking piece of grungy old root ball

    I bet not many who saw the original root ball sitting in your truck or yard would have thought something so nice could come from a lump of roots like that!

    Now THAT my friends is "RECYCLING"
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    I just want to know what size "jackhammer gouge" you used?
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