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    A couple of Bowls......DONE!! (new pics)

    OK, I got these two bowls soaked with the Watco natural oil, now I'm just waiting for them to dry and harden for a few days, then I'll get them buffed and take some better pics.............

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    This is just a simple little Hard Maple bowl, I'm very pleased with it, went really well, took about an hour from cutting the blank into a round, to soaking it with Watco, what a great, but simple chunk of wood!
    I'd say it is about 6" in diameter and maybe 3" deep, fun, simple, solid as a rock, should last a very long time, made me smile doing this one. It is nice to just do a simple functional bowl sometimes. I think I nailed the form too.

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    This is from a piece of Tochi that I got when I bought the other chunks of wood from our last turning meeting. The piece is cracked in various spots all around, it looked like the piece of wood was savagely busted off from a larger piece. I took the worst of the loose pieces off the surface, but I still had a lot of cracks, so I CA glued stuff in place. This piece of wood has a fair bit of flame or curl to it, not all of it comes out in the pics.


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    These are the left over chunks, I'm sure I can get some pens and some bottle stoppers out of these.

    Comments and critiques welcome!
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 12-22-2007 at 05:41 PM.
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    Hi Stuart, no wonder that you like the hard maple bowl, I like it too, simple bowls are always the best.
    What are you going to do with that Tochi piece, it seems to me that you're not ready yet with this Tochi piece.
    Anyway you are productive as always, I closed my outside shop for a while, much to cold overhere with temperatures below freezingpoint at daytime.

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    Hi Ad

    I don't know exactly what I'll do with the pieces.

    There is less wood that it seems with the larger pieces, they become very thin at the one side, the chunkier bits will make pens for wine bottle stoppers, I guess.

    My Dungeon is underground, so it never really gets cold down there, the coolest I've seen it was around 12C, and that is NOT cold. Turn on the electric heater and I can get it up to around 18C without much trouble, more than warm enough.

    Cheers!
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    Stu, Well Done You are correct...the first one has a perfect shape IMO. The second is rugged and looks great as well. I like the brand on the bottom as well.
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    Stu they are both beauties. I really like the first one. Well done.
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    I really like the form on the maple bowl - it's simple and it works! The Tochi - while fairly rough on the edges - sure has some beautiful curl to it! Nice work!
    Steve

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    I agree the form on the maple bowl is right on. Very well done. The wood in the tochi piece is very pretty, but the natural edge doesn't really appeal to me in this case. Others will love it though. Ya never know how something like that will work out until you try.
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    OK, I got the two bowls all buffed up, they look really good, to me, and the Watco Natural Oil finish and buffing is becoming my favorite finish for this kind of thing

    A TON of pics here, hope I don't bore you to death, but I'm still fooling with my lights, tent and camera.........

    First up the Smashed Edge Bowl........

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    More pics.........
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    ........ yep, still more pics.........

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    OK that is it for the Smashed Edge Bowl

    Now the Simple Maple Bowl......

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    Just a few of this one, as it is really simple and not much to see, and I was getting bored of taking pictures

    Well, thanks for looking!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Stu.....I like both.........but the last one......

    I think you may have started a new category....


    First there was the NE.........Natural Edge....


    Now there is the RE..............Ragged edge!


    Nicely done Stu. I like both of them!
    Ken
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