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Project by MrWoody posted 03-24-2009 09:44 PM 1234 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My very first bowls. A friend gave me a couple of roughed out blanks to play with. These are the result. Large one is 10”D X 4 3/4”H. Small is 9.5”D X 3 1/4”H. They were sanded to 600 grit and the finish is wipe on poly.
The wood is Manitoba Maple. I’m told the red streaks will eventually turn brown unfortunately.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.





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lew

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#1 posted 03-25-2009 01:17 AM

Gorgeous!!

Really like your treatment on the bowl bottom.

How many coats of poly did it take to get that shine?!?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Chris

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#2 posted 03-25-2009 01:24 AM

Nice work John…. The thickness looks uniform and the foot (bottom) is very nice.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Loucarb

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#3 posted 03-25-2009 02:34 AM

Beautiful bowls. I love that red in the that maple. Thanks for sharing.

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cabinetmaster

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#4 posted 03-25-2009 02:38 AM

You did a great job for the first bowls. They look great. I like the wood and the finish. Keep it up.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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savannah505

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#5 posted 03-25-2009 05:13 AM

Really beautiful, some of the best finish work I’ve seen for awhile now. Nice and glossy, really brings out the woods beauty.

-- Dan Wiggins

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toyguy

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#6 posted 03-25-2009 01:36 PM

Your off to a great start…very nice bowls.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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ChrisCook

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#7 posted 03-25-2009 03:20 PM

wow! Those look great! I do bowls like that with concrete for flower pots, I just wish had that kind of talent with wood!

-- Location: Lincoln, AL

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MrWoody

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#8 posted 03-25-2009 06:16 PM

Thank you everyone.
Lew: There are 5 coats, sanding with #0000 steel wool between.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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Paul Sipos

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#9 posted 02-19-2012 01:11 PM

They are so glossy they almost look plastic or glass! Wow!

-- psipos@snakebite.com

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Cousinwill

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#10 posted 02-19-2012 03:07 PM

Good looking bowls !!!!

-- William from the oldest town in Texas

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