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“Heartbeat”

Unsure of wood (Maple?) – bowl is 7-1/2” x 2” x 1/8” – finished with BLO & wipe-on poly.

A friend of mine had commented that I could have gone thinner with the walls of a previous bowl. With that bowl I had intentionally gone thick because I felt that the pattern looked heavy and deserved a heavy treatment. Although I know it wasn’t his intention to throw down the gauntlet, I felt a bit of a need to demonstrate. This wood was relatively soft, so I felt 1/8” was prudent (the walls flex easily at this thickness).

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com





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Raftermonkey

560 posts in 1514 days


#1 posted 1125 days ago

It looks too thin to me. You should have left it a little thicker. Haha, na man Im joking it looks great. I am pretty sure you are correct on the species, but to be more exact, it is Ambrosia Maple. The little hole in the middle of the lighter brown streak in pics 3 and 4 give it away. Keep up the wonderful work sir.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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swirlsandburls

114 posts in 1998 days


#2 posted 1125 days ago

Nice job! I like the grain pattern. I think, though, that a little bead on the rim would have enhanced the feel of the piece. Keep up the good work…

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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Transition

339 posts in 1145 days


#3 posted 1125 days ago

@swirlsandburls – a la your white oak burl? I agree. Next time…

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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murch

1135 posts in 1226 days


#4 posted 1124 days ago

1/8” thick huh. Show-off.
Seriously though, I love the grain pattern. It finished really.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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peteg

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#5 posted 1124 days ago

Lovely clean turn to show the timber at its best Andrew, you know this question of thickness sometimes misses the point & is overplayed, e.g if you look at a piece & it has a bold look about it then it should have a corresponding feel about it,
If it looks fragile you should expect to pick it up carefully.
You would not try & turn a 14” salad bowl to 1/8” for an example
Turning that has a “tactile” ability about it (you can pick it up and enjoy the touch / feel) should should have that balance of what you see equal to what you feel. :))
This is just my HO

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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murch

1135 posts in 1226 days


#6 posted 1124 days ago

WELL. It finished really well is what I meant to say.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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jgiordano28

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#7 posted 1120 days ago

Was it inspiration or a challange

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Transition

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#8 posted 1120 days ago

I was externally inspired and internally challenged!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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