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    Maple Bowl with some Birdseye

    Another simple form but with a line of birdseye that runs completely through the bowl. This is one of those pieces that changes with the light – so I included multiple shots with different lighting angles.

    Maple bowl, 10 Ό” diameter x 4 5/8” high x ½” thick, sanded to 400 grit, multiple coats of Minwax Gloss Wipe-On Poly.

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    Comments, opinions and critiques are always welcomed!

    Thanks for looking!
    Steve

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    Typically awesome work, Steve. That is some gorgeous wood you were working with.
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    become so uncommon?

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    Beautiful!!! I just love the figured versions of maple. Great job.
    Lee Laird
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    Great job Steve. Gotta love that maple.
    Bernie W.

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    Very cool, Steve. I like the lined-up eyes in the wood.
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    Bird's eye is cool!

    Nice overall shape.

    Personal preference here....but for me, I don't like the sharp edges on the inside and outside lip, I think that they damper the flow of the piece, and in my experience, they end up getting dinged and dented fairly quickly........

    But, that is not taking away from the fine work you are doing Steve!
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    And to play devil's advocate...I like the crisp lines on the rim. I agree with Stu on the dingability of the edges, but I think it adds a more contemporary look.

    Different floats for different boats, huh?
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    Very nice!

    I like how you did the edge of the bowl, with the slight outward bevel.
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