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    Walnut Crotch

    Other half of a piece I turned not too long ago... this one ended up barkless, 13" wide, and 5" tall at the tallest point. Buffed antique oil finish.

    Comments welcomed.



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    OK, Mark, 'fess up. You used a Dremel on that rim, right???

    That is really neat, and I like it, even tho I'm not a huge fan of NEs.

    Nancy (29 days)
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    Nancy, I used the Dremel on two chainsaw marks to smooth them out and blend them in - each spot about an inch long. Other than that the edge was touched up with a 150-grit "gouge".
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    So that's what they look like without any bark!

    In the first photo the bowl looks like it is in motion! Great flowing lines! Beautiful wood grain, color and finish! You are sure keeping that bar set up there pretty high for the rest of us!
    Steve

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    Mark that bowl is beautiful. I really like the form. Well done.
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    Very nice Mark, what you all can do with a dremel, I really like it

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    Mark, you DO know that I was only yanking your chain, don't you?

    I really like this one.

    Nancy (29 days)
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    No problem, Nancy... I didn't mind the question... or havin' my chain yanked....
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    Sure is a neat looking bowl, I agree it looks somewhat "in Motion"

    Very cool!
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    Mark, although it's not one of my favorites of yours, you did a great job on it. That edge must have been a challenge to turn...bark or not. Someone will likely fall in love with it and force their money on you for it.
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