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Project by ChrisCrafts posted 817 days ago 1092 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just got my latest set of bowls back from the photographer. Made them as donations for my kids school acution & 1 for a friend of the family. Ramping up to finally get my website off the ground.

1) Small English Walnut dish. Bottomless bowl about 6” x 2”

2) Large Cherry Fruit/Salad Bowl. It is 10”x4” with a small base with 2 detailed rings. By far the best bowl I have ever turned.

3) Small Spalted Maple Bowl 6”x3”

4) Large Cherry Fruit/Salad Bowl 12”x3”

-- Chris, Washington The State! http://www.chris-crafts.com





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Clipper50

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#1 posted 817 days ago

The walnut bowl looks impressive. What a finish! I would imagine they will raise some serious cash!

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Ovidiu

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#2 posted 817 days ago

Walnut bowl is extremely beautiful. I like very much the large bowls. A 12’’ made by me is my dream. I hope not to dream too much :)
You did a great job.

-- Ovidiu from Transylvania

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sedcokid

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#3 posted 816 days ago

Chris, These are gorgeous bowls! What is your secret finish? My vote is for the Walnut bowl. Oh, your photographer does an excellent job too!

Thanks for sharing…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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lew

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#4 posted 816 days ago

OMG! These are spectacular!!

Make that four +1’s on the Walnut Bowl.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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GoWinLions

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#5 posted 816 days ago

Beautiful! I am also curious about the finish…

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ChrisCrafts

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#6 posted 816 days ago

Yep the Walnut came out just amazing. I will be posting some other bowls in the next day or two, but the walnut is by far the best of the bunch. I haven’t decided if I am willing to part with it or not.

The secret of the finish is using Beall Bowl Buffs. I am still working on using them properly, especially on the larger bowls. I still can’t get an even coat of wax applied, but I have only used it on 7 bowls thus far.

I am about to post a blog that will detail how I go about finishing bowls. I am sure it will be informative. I pieced my finishing process together using several sources. I haven’t found a complete set of instructions anywhere. I probably over do it, but I am an extremely harsh critic of my own work.

-- Chris, Washington The State! http://www.chris-crafts.com

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peteg

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#7 posted 816 days ago

Nice work Chris, :)
Pete

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

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doncutlip

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#8 posted 816 days ago

Good job on the bowls, that dark one is spectacular

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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