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    Large Bowl

    I was given a chunk of wood and told that it was Maple. It sure doesn't look like Maple to me though. I am not sure what it is. This is the largest that my Craftsman lathe has turned. It is about 1/4 " thick,12" across and 9" tall at the tallest point. It has a Polyurethane finish on it(the wife likes shiney things). The bowl is being auctioned off at a silent auction to help some friends of ours raise money for adopting a little girl from China. It was fun turning a bowl this size but it did test my nerves a couple of times.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Maple or is beautiful. Nicely turned as well.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Whatever it is, you passed the test. Hope it brings a good price.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Beautiful bowl Shawn. Nice form and finish. Hope it does well.
    Bernie W.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Mason Michigan
    Nice job Shawn!

    Nothing like the pucker factor when turning something big.
    "Small Change got rained on with his own 38"

    Tom Waits

  6. #6
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    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan
    Very good looking bowl Shawn! Great form! Best of luck to you at the auction!

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Shawn, I like the fact one side is taller than the other...makes it unique, did it happen on purpose or just pure luck? Good luck at the auction, its for a great and worthy cause.
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
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    Thanks for the comments. As far as the shape of the bowl, it was pure luck that it came out that way. The log was kind of oblong so I cut it the long way across.

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