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I thought it might be time to take extra care & finesse on this project to make it my best turning to date. Well all started out ok with the feature ring. Then I didn’t get the rings lined up in a 50 present stagger like they should have been, but I left it alone. Then during the final stage, just before I put on the last top ring of Ebony the tool caught and the bowl come off the lathe onto the floor and put a big gouge in the top. after remounting the bowl, it come off a second time, and a third time. But in the end I won out over the bowl. Curly Maple-Ebony-Rosewood-Yellowheart-Walnut, The bottom carries the same design as the feature ring.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az





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glynn

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#1 posted 899 days ago

good job on the piece,I stopped using a chuck for the same reason,now it is faceplate everything,I may still tear but dont loose the piece.

-- jim nevada

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Sam Shakouri

978 posts in 1722 days


#2 posted 899 days ago

I think you were more excited when you won the game after three rounds. Never give up!
It is very nice bowl.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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WoodGuyNC

111 posts in 1601 days


#3 posted 899 days ago

I’m glad that you didn’t give up. I think I would had smashed it, LOL. It’s happened to be a few times and I just had to walk away from it for a day. Good job!

-- You can't buy salvation, it's a free gift from God.

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MShort

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#4 posted 899 days ago

Looks like you won a Super Bowl—- Great design.

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

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Bearpie

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#5 posted 899 days ago

Very beautiful! I’m glad you persevered. Ray Allen has some awesome designs!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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peteg

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#6 posted 899 days ago

It’s all about the result. The interesting journey getting there is another matter :: )))
Nice job
Pete

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

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sedcokid

2672 posts in 2232 days


#7 posted 899 days ago

What a Gorgeous HF, I am glad that you didn’t give up and that you weren’t hurt in all the flying objects off the lathe.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 897 days ago

Wow, that is a beautiful piece. Persistence paid off. You do some outstanding work!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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lizardhead

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#9 posted 897 days ago

Chuck: What is -”HF”-

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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Bearpie

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#10 posted 896 days ago

Lizardhead, HF = Hollow Form

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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EzJack

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#11 posted 895 days ago

Nice

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 895 days ago

Now this is beautiful and very nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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