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this is a piece of myrtle wood burl it is 4 inchs tall and 6 inchs wide, the walls are 1/4 inch thick. it is sanded to 400 grit and finished with tungoil and beeswax.
-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com
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#1 posted 10-31-2009 05:25 PM
Unique bowl and great wood well done
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#2 posted 10-31-2009 05:35 PM
Nice bowl well done and good finnish,keep it up,bravo
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#3 posted 10-31-2009 06:15 PM
Now there’s a real balancing act!. That’s so cool. Great wood and super unique design.
-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com
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#4 posted 10-31-2009 06:20 PM
Great piece, that would look fantastic with a wrought iron floor stand.
-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!
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#5 posted 10-31-2009 06:56 PM
Just in time for the Halloween candy. Nice work.The design is attractive even if it is a bit “tippy”.
If you haven’t worked with Myrtle wood before (actually it is California Bay Laurel) be aware it will darken in color without a sealing finish like Varathane and even then it will very slowly darken.
-- Les B, Oregon
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#6 posted 11-01-2009 03:33 AM
I like it alot! The shape is very unique and so is the wood. You just know that everyone don’t have one of these!! Where in the world did you find some Myrtle wood?
-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,
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#7 posted 11-01-2009 06:10 AM
Fantastic turning. Love the square lip in contrast to the small foot. Myrtle is a good wood to work. Have used it a couple of times with nice results.
Fantastic design and trn.
Keep it up.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!
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#8 posted 11-01-2009 06:12 AM
looks cool…kind of looks like a conquistador helmet!!!!
-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007
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#9 posted 11-01-2009 09:49 AM
A very unusual design for a bowl but very nicely turned. The base could have been a little wider for better stability.Sharad
-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein
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#10 posted 11-01-2009 02:54 PM
Very nice design and the Myrtle has some very nice grain. Well done.
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#11 posted 11-01-2009 03:26 PM
Since everyone want to critique your base, you should have and still could, make it round, then make a stand for it, then everyone else but you and me are wrong….Anyway I like it, you did a nice job.
-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns
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#12 posted 11-01-2009 09:47 PM
Beautiful and unique turning. I love the wood too.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
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#13 posted 11-03-2009 04:18 PM
you just keep getting better Roper
-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com
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#14 posted 11-03-2009 05:34 PM
Beautiful bowl, Roper. Myrtle is really gorgeous stuff. The wide range of color and grain is amazing. I found a good source fairly close to me, and have picked up a few pieces, for some jewelry boxes.
-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...
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