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Thread: Steep-Sided Red Eucalyptus Bowl

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    Steep-Sided Red Eucalyptus Bowl

    This piece of red eucalyptus can't decide if it's a bowl or a vase, but it's about 7" wide by 5 1/2" tall. The walls are about 3/16" thick (tapering to a rounded bottom on the inside). I burned the rim just to highlight the thinness of the rim.

    More of my Auntie Coil and spray lacquer finish, wet sanded with 600 grit and buffed with the three wheel system. As an experiment, I wet sanded and buffed this piece the same day that I applied the lacquer (about 6 or 7 light coats). I sanded with a very light touch, and buffed pretty lightly also. I know you're supposed to let it cure longer, but this is proof that you can buff lacquer out pretty soon after the application. (But...if you try this yourself and burn the lacquer off, don't blame me. Try this at your own risk.) That all said, I'm going to give it a few more days of curing time, then re-buff it a bit more vigorously. Although I like the finish as-is, I want to get more of a "grand piano gloss" on this piece.

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    Beautiful Vaughn. I really like the form and finish on it.


    So you are the one to blame for trying to buff to quick.
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    Boy that sure is nice looking wood, and the form is great!

    Keep them coming!

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    Hi Vaughn ,
    Very pretty piece, with good photos too.
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    Love the wood! Beautiful grain pattern and rich color! Nice form, smooth tapered curve and really really thin! Nice work Vaughn!
    Steve

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    I like it Vaughn. The color of the wood is beautiful and the highlighted black rim compliments it very nicely.

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    That's a beauty! I really like the form and the burned rim sets it off nice. How much more of that beautiful red eucalyptus do you have. Man that's pretty wood!

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    wow, when you enlarge the pics, the edge gives them an almost 3-d effect..way cool

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    Vaughn, that's a really nice bowl! I really like the form and the scale is perfect!
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    Vaughn,

    You continue to 'turn' out beautiful work! Hats off to you!!
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