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    1st Small HF

    Here is my first small HF that I finished this weekend. It is Red Gum with a purple heart collar. It is finished with Watco Danish Oil and after it dries for 72 hrs. will get a coat of either lacquer or wipe on poly. It is 6" tall and 3 1/2" across. Critques welcome.
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    Bernie W.

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    Bernie, I'm not a turner so I don't know what to look for from a technical point of view, but ............ I LIKE IT!

    Nice shape and finish from what I can see

    Thanks for sharing

    Jay

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    Nice shape, nice size, good form, neat wood, like the collar................ what kind of muffins did you have

    Hey, show us your bottom

    Looks good Bernie!
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    Another nice one Bernie. I like how the purpleheart compliments the colors of the Red Gum. Nice form too. Me thinks that's a keeper.

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    I like it. Where do you get your finish from?

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    Travis I had a friend get it for me from Lowe's.
    Bernie W.

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    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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    Nice form. I've never had luck with gum. It just made my tools bouncy so I quit using it. Maybe that was due to dull tools, after all it was when I first started to turn.
    Jim

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    Great job Bernie, I like it.
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    Thanks I appreciate it. i bought a set of Kelton Hollowers and this is the first time I got to use them since I got them in Sept. Anyway I kinda like making these things.
    Bernie W.

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    I've been busy, so I'm playing catch-up around here, but that's a nice-looking hollow form, Bernie. Pretty combination of woods, and the form and finish look great.
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