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Starting to experiment some with various embellishments. This time, the top rim.
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#1 posted 05-02-2012 12:19 AM
Weird is good, so is your bowl. Nice work!
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#2 posted 05-02-2012 12:20 AM
Very cool, this is a very clean turning, I really like it.
-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.
T. D. Reid
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#3 posted 05-02-2012 01:30 AM
Actually it isn’t weird at all. I like it. My interest is in the wood. Is it really Bradford pear and where did you get a piece big enough to turn this bowl? Very nice job and beautiful wood sir. Cheers
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#4 posted 05-02-2012 02:00 AM
nice work! what did you finish with? it looks extremely shiny!
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#5 posted 05-02-2012 07:16 AM
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#6 posted 05-02-2012 01:26 PM
nice bowl well finished i would get rid of the bead on the rim
#7 posted 05-02-2012 03:53 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys, always appreciate hearing responses since I don’t know anyone locally who turns or does woodworking.
T.D. : Yep, bradford pear. It was given to me by someone clearing out some unwanted trees. This bowl came from the bottom section of trunk and so was the largest.
Robbie: I checked out a few of your videos, nice work :)
I sanded to 280, applied a liberal amount of boiled linseed oil, sanded with 400. After that I buffed it with clean paper towels until I stopped getting oil on them. Then I moved on to the Beal buffer. The bowl got both red and white compounds. It also has a final coating of renaissance wax. The wet sanding works nicely to fill in tiny defects or pores missed after all that sanding, but I think the BLO needs to be thinned down in order to not clog the paper so quickly. I’ll try that next time.
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