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Purple heart sitting on a birds eye maple stand, about 11” * 2” finished with Tung oil.

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#1 posted 1979 days ago

Beautiful turning. Love that finish.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 1979 days ago

Now that is one sweeeeet bowl!!

The elevation is what makes it. Without it, it’s just another beautiful turning. With the bird’s eye, it rocks.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#3 posted 1979 days ago

That is beautiful.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#4 posted 1979 days ago

Tha tis a great idea! AAA+ work.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 1979 days ago

Nice looking bowl, especially for tear out prone purple heart. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 1979 days ago

I thinks me likes…nicely done

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 1979 days ago

That is one sweet looking piece of wood. Nice work.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#8 posted 1978 days ago

Beautiful! great looking purpleheart.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 1977 days ago

Very, very nice!

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#10 posted 1730 days ago

I love that purpleheart bowl, really nice work!

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#11 posted 1730 days ago

Great job!....ya got to love that wood for its spectacular color. Well done for sure.

I’ll second what Joe said….purpleheart is not for the “fainthearted” to turn…it has a tendency to tear out and chip….I only use very sharp tools on it when turning – if not…be prepared to do a bit of heavy sanding. I’ve had to caution a lot of new turners not to try PH as their first wood…and especially not to try it on their first pen turning…whew.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#12 posted 1730 days ago

amazingly beautiful great bowl so nice to the eye.

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