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Project by RootandBranch posted 02-19-2016 04:40 PM 606 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bradford Pear about 9 inches in diameter. I have two smaller ones to finish up. My knuckles paid dearly for this I spent way too much time trying to sand out what I thought were tool marks until I put some better light on the piece and saw that it was figure in the wood. Not the first time I’ve done something stupid like that. I once spent 30 minutes with windex and a rag trying to clean a smudge in a mirror only to figure out it was the reflection of something behind me.

And now I have sharp tools. ‘Merica!

-- Don, -

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#1 posted 02-19-2016 05:41 PM

looks awesome! great work!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#2 posted 02-19-2016 08:41 PM

Don, if you keep talking like that, I’m gonna start thinking you’re a schmuck like me. ‘Tis a lovely bowl, sir.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 02-20-2016 12:25 AM

Don your sore knuckles produced a beautiful piece. When I see work like yours I often consider I might want to try turning.

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#4 posted 02-20-2016 12:32 AM

Thanks guys. I’m encouraged to try more. Catching that bark on a knuckle will sure make you bark out words best left in the shop.

-- Don, -

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#5 posted 02-20-2016 12:59 AM

very nice lathe work. Just like the pro’s

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 02-20-2016 02:07 AM

Don, lovely wood, nicely turned bowl. Good luck with the others.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#7 posted 02-20-2016 05:24 AM

I’m glad I’m not the only one doing stupid stuff!!!!!

Great Bowl ! Did you use any blood to stain with? Blood is very hard to remove if you drip on your project ! I speak from experience !!

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#8 posted 02-20-2016 12:27 PM

Great job on the bowl, and loved the stories too!

-- PaulMayer,

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#9 posted 02-20-2016 04:13 PM

Beautiful piece! A knuckle buster delight – from lotsa experience in that venue. :o)

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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#10 posted 02-22-2016 08:07 PM

Beautiful piece Don. And I cant believe you were trying to sand out the figuring! That’s funny …

Not that I have ever done anything like that or anything !

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#11 posted 02-24-2016 05:21 PM

That is very lovely. I especially like the contrast of the very light wood with the dark bark.

-- "My plate is full, I can't possibly take on anything more... Oh, look! A project!"

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