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My first bowl, spalted maple. A bit punky, it should have been stabilized first but hey I can’t learn everything the first time out. Finished with mineral oil.
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#1 posted 05-09-2013 10:41 AM
”it should have been stabilized first ” ... Well, time will tell about that wont it?
But hey, it looks great from where I’m sitting!
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#2 posted 05-09-2013 12:17 PM
Beautiful first bowl, Rick! Being that it is spalted that much, I don’t think it will move much now.At least it is not punky. That requires a lot of work to make it come out looking okay. You sure started off with a very pretty grained wood!! keep on turning!!!!!!!! Oh and number them. My mentor told me that I should not attempt a hollow vessel until I have turned at least 50 bowls. I’m now up to 59. it is amazing how fast the count up!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#3 posted 05-09-2013 01:27 PM
Rick, this is a beautiful bowl and the wood is outstanding.
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#4 posted 05-09-2013 01:37 PM
Very cool looking wood and congrats on a successful first bowl… Look forward to giving some turning a try once I attain a lathe although might be a few :(
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#5 posted 05-09-2013 01:43 PM
Great lookin bowl. The spalting makes for an unusual grain pattern.
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#6 posted 05-09-2013 03:15 PM
Beautiful!! I have gotta get a lathe someday! Very nice work!!
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#7 posted 05-09-2013 03:20 PM
WOW! looks great!
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#9 posted 05-09-2013 07:35 PM
Great first job Rick, and great selection of a blank.
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#10 posted 05-09-2013 08:41 PM
Very nice work, Rick. I like the way the spalting is kind of concentrated on one side. Makes it visually appealing.
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#11 posted 05-09-2013 08:55 PM
hi very nice bowl great piece off turning
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#12 posted 05-09-2013 09:47 PM
Great job even if it was the first. All that I am able to do is based on making mistakes. Made a few today. Just one of those days when nothing seem to go right. Keep on turning.
-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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#13 posted 05-10-2013 02:45 AM
Nice spalting and turning : )
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#14 posted 05-10-2013 03:39 AM
your bowl looks great. The spalted maple makes a beautiful bowl.
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#15 posted 05-11-2013 10:32 PM
Great piece! Very nice!
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