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    Birdseye Maple Mixing Bowl

    Had a maple log given to me this past summer that had a strip of birdseye running through it. Managed to rough out a couple of large bowls from it and this is the first one finished.

    It is 10 Ύ” x 4 ½” x ½” thick. Sanded to 320, 2 coats of Watco Natural and then buffed.

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    All comments or suggestions are appreciated!

    Thanks for looking!
    Steve

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    nice eye

    oh bowl cuze me that free log was a good gift steve,, been lookun for some birdseye myself at that price,, wish i could tell what it looked like in the tre form... gonna be alot of eyes looking at your eyes and sayin WOW,, now if that was in board form just imagine the possibilties flat is btr
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    Steve, this is a pretty big bowl, and a sturdy one with a wallthickness of 12mm. A very good looking bowl !

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    Steve as I said it is a beauty. Well done.
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    Steve, very nicely done bowl. The birdseye gives it a nice grain texture.

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    Steve, what a beautiful bowl. It must have been screaming to be released from that log and you did a great job freeing it.
    Looks like you've the photography thing down pretty well, too. Great photo.

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    Very nice again!!

    cheers

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    Looks great, I like the Maple, fun stuff to turn and the birdseye is just such a treat!
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    Sweet bowl Steve! Love that birdseye.
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    Ditto what the other guys already said, real nice bowl, Steve.
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