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    Some Bowls

    Here are a couple of bowls that I finished turning last week. The first is a mulberry bowl which is 7" across and 4" high. The other is a walnut bowl from the last of the wood from John Hart which I finally got around to. It is 7 1/2" across and 3" high. Sanded to 600 grit. Both are finished with General Finishes Seal-A-Cell and Arm-R-Seal. I buffed with carnuba wax.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Mulberry Bowl 1.jpg   Mulberry Bowl 3.jpg   Walnut Bowl 18.jpg   Walnut Bowl 23.jpg  
    Bernie W.

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    Great looking bowls, don't you just love that walnut? You reminded me that I've got a couple pieces of mulberry I need to get on. Nice work.
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    Couple of really nice looking bowls Bernie! Love the shape and color of the walnut!
    Steve

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    I like 'em both, Bernie. Nicely done. (After the ornaments and such, I was starting to wonder if you remembered how to turn a bowl. )
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    They're both nice, Bernie. I must admit I think the walnut is the nicer of the two, but that's just me.

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    Well done Bernie!
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    Bernie, you did a again. Lovely couple of bowls, just great !!

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    Mulberry and walnut - two of my favorite woods. Looks great!

    -Joe

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    Very nice Bernie!

    What is the Mulberry like to turn?

    The grain in it looks similar to the Keyaki I have so much of, but hate to turn, as it is so freaking hard!

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    Thanks everyone. I appreciate it.

    Stu Mulberry is a hard wood. It does cut pretty good and smells good to. I understand it will turn a light colored brown with age. I had to sharpen my tools about 3 times to finish it. The inside of both bowls were finished with a Hunter tool from CSUSA. I got the #3 and #4. You don't have to sharpen the cutters as you just rotate the cutter 1/4 turn or less when they get dull which could be as many as 50 or more bowls. A gentleman at Woodcraft in Denver says he does 180 to 200 bowls before he has to change cutters. Anyway took me a minute to figure out the best cut but when you get it, it is as smooth as a baby's bottom. Started sanding at 180 to 220.
    Bernie W.

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