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Thread: A Cherry Bowl that I really, really do not like very much.....

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    A Cherry Bowl that I really, really do not like very much.....

    ......... I know, looks good in the pics, but this wood was so hard, it made the Keyaki seem soft, dunno why I've done a few other blanks from the same pile, but this piece was stupid hard, I could not even sand the darn thing, the #80 gouge bounced off the surface. I was sanding slow, low gear on the drill, and only 150 rpm on the lathe, no go, speed things up, and the surface would glaze over so hard. I ended up using a #60 flap sander wheel on the 4" angle grinder

    Oh well, I finished it with straight mineral oil, my wife will use it for a salad bowl

    About 13" in diameter, and 5" deep........

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    Lots of pics, trying different lighting and camera settings....

    On a better note, what do you think of my pics, any better?
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    I like the bowl! Great looking grain and I also like the size of it! I have no idea why it would be so hard - but you survived it! As far as photos - hopefully Vaughn and Neal will chime in as they are the resident experts. To me - and remember I am just starting out - the photos look like they could use just a little more contrast as the color looks slightly washed out. Nice looking bowl!
    Steve

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    Whus wrong wit it? Looks great to me!!
    I may be lost but I'm making good time!
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    Stuart, that is a good looking bowl, nothing wrong with it from my point of view. Your picture quality is good, and the correct size, considering the picture restrictions on FWW.

    Is Uma Thurmon still trying to kill Bill over there. I didn't know where Vonage internet phone service got their dopey music until I saw the movie.

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    Oh the final result is passable, but making is was really work, no fun at all, I'd have much rather gone to the dentist

    I hope my wife will like it, she should, but I really, REALLY do not want to have to sand a stupid bowl for 3 hours again

    Really takes the fun out of this spinny stuff
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    I'm not getting very good photos lately either, but I agree with Steve:

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Schlumpf View Post
    the photos look like they could use just a little more contrast as the color looks slightly washed out.
    Maybe knock the exposure adjustment on the camera down a notch or two?


    I also agree with Steve on this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Schlumpf View Post
    Nice looking bowl!

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    Hey Stuart, it's just a simple bowl, and not so bad at all. Anyway he got a nice destination as a salad bowl, what do you want more !!
    I can tell you that I like that bowl. Good pictures too.

    Cheers. Ad

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    Stu,

    I'd be thrilled if I could make a bowl that nice! How'd you chuck it to turn the bottom?

    I don't know enough to comment on the picture imperatives. But I do wish we could start putting some everyday object into our pictures, to give a sense of size. Can't imagine what it would be, a quarter wouldn't do, since they don't have them everywhere. But something! The reason I say this is I was on some other site lately, with an image of a "large hollow form". I was duly impressed, the piece was gorgeous, amazing. Turned out it was all of 5 inches tall...

    I guess the term "large" is variable by viewer...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Stu, well done Sanding is not fun no matter how long it takes.
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    Stu, the end result is gorgeous. Your wife should be very pleased. But I agree with you about sanding; has to be my least favorite thing about woodturning.

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