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    First 2007 Bowl.........

    Yep, I've already turned a nice little bowl from the Cherry I got from my buddy Jim last fall.

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    I think I'm getting a bit better, as this one from a rough bowl to a finished bowl posing for pics only took 2 hours, not fast by pro standards, but getting better by dungeon standards

    Finish sanded to #400, then two coats of sanding sealer, sanded to #600, then 3 coats of friction polish, hand buffed on the lathe, then using the extra fine scrubby pad to smooth it out, then the Carnuba stick wax and a good buffing.

    I like it!

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    I like everything about this one, Stu. Your placement on the lathe really brought out figure/ grain pattern. The finish looks to me perfect for the piece, glossy, but not overly shiny and un-natural looking.

    Bruce

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    Thanks Bruce, the grain etc was mostly the luck of the draw, I do try to see what is showing and place the tennon that way, but as you know, it is not always possible to make even a good guess.

    Thanks!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    2 hours! It take me the better part of a full day still. And mine don't look anywhere near as good. Sheesh .

    Nicely done, Stu.
    George

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    Nice job, Stu. You're getting better and better.
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    Great job...and beautiful wood.

    Any step by step pics for us newbies?

    Is the Sakura you have somewhat different from the Cherry you got from Jim?

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    Stu......classic form and beautifully figured and finished! Well done!

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    I like it too! Very nice, it has some great grain.

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