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Project by Innovator posted 833 days ago 1140 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had this blank in my shop for the last 3 years. The wood has a series of bug tunnels in it and the grain was just beautiful. I turned it for my beautiful wife and it now sits on our kitchen counter holding fresh onions. It measures 10” across the top and stands just over 5” tall. I finished it on the lathe after sanding it down to 600 grit and there are 7 coats of homemade wipe on poly finish applied.

The photos were taken in a “photo tent” using a Canon Rebel 500D. I am still trying to get the lighting and positioning correct.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!





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TurnTurnTurn

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#1 posted 833 days ago

Terrific turning on a beautiful piece of wood.

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#2 posted 833 days ago

Beautiful wood and a nice turning.

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EyeOfTheJen

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#3 posted 833 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful wood.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 833 days ago

Excellent…I see why you call it the bowl of flames. Photos look good and I know what you mean about the lighting and positioning..Taking top quality photos is every bit of an art a fine woodworking.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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Innovator

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#5 posted 833 days ago

Thanks for all of the comments.

Greg as for the lighting you will see there is a glare coming off of the bowl from the bounce of the flash. The light tent is supposed to prevent the need for the flash but I am not placing the lights properly because the pics are coming out a little yellow. A friend is supposed to help me out with it she feels it is probablly an F-Stop adjustment that needs to be made.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Chefdavid

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#6 posted 833 days ago

WOW what a gorgeous bowl.. Is that that amborsia maple? I have a couple of blanks or that setting in my garage call for me to put them on the lathe… Thanks for sharing!!

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 833 days ago

can’t get nicer bowl stock then this piece … eye candy 4 sure

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 833 days ago

A great result Innovator.
Is the home made poly recipe a secret or can you share it. Would be great if you could.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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sedcokid

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#9 posted 833 days ago

What a beautiiful piece of wood! Nice shape on the bowl and great finish!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 832 days ago

Beautiful wood Nice sanding and finish work. Do you know the species of wood?

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Innovator

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#11 posted 830 days ago

I am not sure what type of wood it was, sorry. I got it out of the trash from a local tree that was taken down.

Grumpy the poly was a 50 / 50 mix of minwax helmsman satin finish and mineral spirits. I have a few cans of the minwax around so I wanted to use some of it up .

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 830 days ago

Thanks Innovator. I am using the Minwax wipe on but find it goes off before I use it all. Trying to reduce the problem by topping the tin up with BB pellets to eliminate the air in the tin, seems to be working so far.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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cwell918

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#13 posted 715 days ago

Beautiful bowl. Nice wood and nice finish.

-- Chris Wellman, Hope, Maine www.buzzellhillwoodworkinganddesign.com

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