Ambrosia Maple how can you lose?

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Project by wooded posted 03-24-2012 04:31 AM 1746 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Of the bowls I have turned in my 9 months of turning, this is my current favorite. It is about 7” in diameter. I’m really liking this and ambrosia maple. Thanks for checking it out. ;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#1 posted 03-24-2012 05:37 AM

Keep on turning, make a point to pick apart your last project and make improvements on you next project, next thing you know, you will be wondering how ya got so good

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

#2 posted 03-24-2012 07:00 AM

Wow now that is nice. Great wood and great job.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#3 posted 03-24-2012 08:45 AM

I must agree with lizardhead. Keep on turning you are doing great work..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 03-24-2012 12:23 PM

You’ve made a beautiful piece of wood into something that’s even more beautiful. I don’t know which is the most correct statement. The wood makes your bowl look beautiful. Or The turning makes the maple look beautiful.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 03-24-2012 01:17 PM

WOW, that’s beautiful, your choice of wood is spot on too.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 03-24-2012 01:45 PM

That bowl is gorgeous! Very nice work.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#7 posted 03-24-2012 01:58 PM

Great design/look and appears you are moving right along in your abilities

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 03-24-2012 02:46 PM

Wow that is beautiful, I really like the color and the lines.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#9 posted 03-24-2012 03:40 PM

That is gorgous, almost looks like marble or something

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 03-24-2012 03:40 PM

Delightful work. Very classic and beautiful shape. The wood is of course gorgeous, but this one would look good if you made it from an old fencepost.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#11 posted 03-24-2012 03:42 PM

Great looking piece! The shape you chose really highlights the beauty of the wood. My hat it off to you. What did you use for a finish?

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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#12 posted 03-24-2012 04:01 PM

Thanks all. Dano, it’s just a wipe on poly, semi I think. ;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#13 posted 03-24-2012 11:25 PM

I love Ambrosia Maple too… I use it alot. What kind of stain did you use? I have had mixed results with stain.
Beautiful bowl!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#14 posted 03-25-2012 04:47 AM

Thanks Ray. No stain, just the poly. If I wanted to tint it I would prbably attemt with some dye in the poly.

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#15 posted 03-25-2012 12:20 PM

beautiful bowl.

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

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