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Project by Terry posted 12-15-2009 08:30 PM 2018 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is some soft Maple I got last year. It had a very unique blister figure. The bowl is 3×7. Color scheme is black, red, orange followed by many coats of wipe on poly. I did something different this time. I wet sanded the 2nd to last coat with 6000 micro mesh then applied the last coat. I like how it turned out.

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 08:36 PM

Stunning. Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 08:38 PM

Beautiful finish!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#3 posted 12-15-2009 08:44 PM

Fantastic color and finish.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 12-15-2009 10:59 PM

well done…but to my eye I think the finish looks to plasticy ….... Just my opinion.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 12-16-2009 02:58 AM

Finish is fantastic

-- Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 12-16-2009 03:58 AM

very nice bowl

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#7 posted 12-16-2009 05:18 AM

Toyguy I agree with you but the figure doesn’t pop as well with a muted finish.

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#8 posted 12-16-2009 07:47 AM

very nice finish

-- Cosmicturner

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#9 posted 12-16-2009 11:33 AM

You could also say it gives a lacquered look to it.

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#10 posted 12-16-2009 03:42 PM

Beautiful! I wish I could look at it in person, I really like it!

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 12-16-2009 09:25 PM

Great bowl

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#12 posted 01-13-2010 02:58 PM

Mirror finish. The bowl is beautiful.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#13 posted 01-13-2010 05:41 PM

Beautiful bowl so well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 03-25-2010 04:12 AM

Wow, I just came across your projects. You do nice work. I really like the way this bowl turned out.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#15 posted 05-17-2011 01:56 PM

Terry, great finish work!, You use a lot of wipe on poly, what type of pre finish does it require, or what is your technique? I use alot of sanding sealer, with a finish of waterlox, sanding inbetween with 1000 grit, last coat sand with 1200, than beal buff. works great! But I love the finish youve applied.

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