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.
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!