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Project by trifern posted 05-09-2008 05:13 PM 1240 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a silver maple low bowl that appears to be squatting. It measures 3.25” tall by 9.25” wide and is finished with a wipe-on poly. The wood has some nice flame patterns from the crotch. I tried something a little different with a wide rim. Do you think it works?

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#1 posted 05-09-2008 05:26 PM

Yes, it works VERY well! Very nice patterns. Great job!

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#2 posted 05-09-2008 05:36 PM

Great Job!! The pattern is very nice and I think the rim works very well.

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#3 posted 05-09-2008 06:00 PM

This is beautiful. But I think I have said that about all your bowls!!

Nice job.

Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 05-09-2008 06:11 PM

Beautiful work!

Thanks for the post


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#5 posted 05-09-2008 07:08 PM

Very nice design…. I was thinking it looked like a crotch piece with that grain pattern. Good Work!

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#6 posted 05-09-2008 11:18 PM

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#7 posted 05-10-2008 01:30 AM

WAY COOL! Another great turning Trifern!

I have a mini lathe only, with which I can turn pens and other smaller objects, but whenever I try even a small bowl, there’s not enough power/torque and functional capacity to turn anything larger than a few inches. Your bowls are making me jealous of not having a larger one. If you keep posting these great looking bowls, I’m going to have to blame you if I ever break down and purchase a full size lathe.

Serously, keep up the great work, and thanks for posting!

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#8 posted 05-10-2008 02:21 AM

How many time dose lighting strike in Bloomington another fine turn Trifern…Blkcherry

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#9 posted 05-10-2008 03:22 AM

I love it!

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#10 posted 05-10-2008 04:15 AM

It more than works, its a masterpiece, it is beautiful, I don’t know how you get such beautiful color out of your turnings with just poly wipe. Man that looks good. what grain do you sand up to.? If you don’t mind me asking. mike

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#11 posted 05-10-2008 05:30 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Blkcherry – we haven’t had many lightening strikes, but we did recently have an earthquake.

Mike – I typically sand through 220 and then hit it with 0000 steel wool. I usually put 3-5 coats of wipe-on poly and hit it with 0000 steel wool between coats.

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#12 posted 05-10-2008 01:32 PM

beautiful piece. Love it.

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#13 posted 05-10-2008 03:03 PM

Truly an artist. That wood grain pops out and demands respect. Excellent post.

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#14 posted 05-11-2008 07:22 AM

The bowl is so very beautiful in belongs in an art store.

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