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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 02-22-2009 08:43 PM
Beautiful turning. Love that finish.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#2 posted 02-22-2009 08:53 PM
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 02-22-2009 08:57 PM
That is beautiful.
-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.
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#4 posted 02-22-2009 11:34 PM
Tha tis a great idea! AAA+ work.
-- Bob in WW ~ "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 02-23-2009 12:17 AM
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 02-23-2009 01:03 AM
I thinks me likes…nicely done
-- Brian, Ontario Canada,
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#7 posted 02-23-2009 01:05 AM
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 02-23-2009 03:57 PM
Beautiful! great looking purpleheart.
-- Dennis Zongker
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#9 posted 02-24-2009 06:17 PM
Very, very nice!
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#10 posted 10-29-2009 10:21 PM
I love that purpleheart bowl, really nice work!
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#11 posted 10-29-2009 10:32 PM
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 10-30-2009 12:29 AM
amazingly beautiful great bowl so nice to the eye.
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