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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan

    Artful’s Little Brother

    Smaller version of what I posted yesterday.

    Maple Bowl 9 ¾” x 3 ½” x ¼”, sanded to 400, Watco Natural and a couple of quick wipe on/wipe off coats of Minwax Poly.

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    As always – critiques and comments are appreciated!

    Thanks for looking!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Steve, I would call that impressive but for the fact that it's far beyond that.
    Does turning it with a hole that big increase the pucker factor? I haven't tried anything that big but I think my heart would be in my throat while attempting something like that. It's beautiful, Steve.
    You're getting way too good at this!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan
    Thanks Gord! Never even paid any attention to the hole while turning - sanding, that was another matter! Ended up doing a lot more hand sanding than I wanted - but in the end it was worth it! Glad you liked it!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Dang, another nice one, Steve. That sure is a pretty batch of maple you got hold of. Great job finding the bowl in it.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Cotswolds, UK
    I do like the closeness of the grain patterns in that maple, don't see much of it over here.

    Gord, on the coping with holes front I just put the speed up as much as possible as soon as it is balanced, this reduces any tendency for the tool to enter the hole if you have a bit too much pressure on because of the shorter reaction time. Bit like driving the car over a rough surface, not enough time for the suspension to respond.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Steve that is another beauty. Really nice wood and form.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Mason Michigan
    Don't wear that lathe out! You are one busy turner and getting better all the time! Great job!

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