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This is my first attempt at making a bowl…
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#1 posted 06-14-2012 06:31 AM
Nice first attempt, just get up & go from here :)Pete
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
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#2 posted 06-14-2012 11:10 AM
Have’t worked with any sweet gum yet. How was the wood to work with. I have access to plenty of sweet gum and been thinking about what kind of things you could make with it. I am going to assume its a soft wood.Appreciate any comments about the wood and keep up the good work on the bowl turning.
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#3 posted 06-14-2012 12:59 PM
This is the first time I have worked with sweetgum, it was soft and easy to turn. The bottom of the bowl has some cool markings but I wanted to try a natural edge bowl – so it was the markings or the edge. I am going to try to find some more to work with. I would think it would make great candle holders… all I used was for finishing was a natural oil and then sealed it. Best of luck working with it and thanks for the nice words, I enjoyed turning the bowl and can’t wait to try another….
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#4 posted 06-15-2012 08:01 PM
Nice job on your first bowl,Thanks for posting it.Keep up the good work. Turining , turns to an addition so be careful :>}
-- In His service ,Richard
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