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!
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!
Dang, another nice one, Steve. That sure is a pretty batch of maple you got hold of. Great job finding the bowl in it.
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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.
Steve that is another beauty. Really nice wood and form.
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Don't wear that lathe out! You are one busy turner and getting better all the time! Great job!