This Puppy's not Leaving Home

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Project by Doe posted 347 days ago 801 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a spalted maple bowl that I’m keeping forever. In addition to it being a beautiful piece of wood, it fits my hands perfectly. I could spend hours just looking at and turning it around and around—sort of like the worry rocks of the seventies. The second picture shows a circle in the middle that I couldn’t see or feel until I put the on the Danish oil finish. I’m torn between power sanding it off and refinishing or just leaving it to keep me humble (I’m leaning toward number two). Thanks for looking.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#1 posted 347 days ago

Nice bowl!

I always end up with those little circles. I say leave it in. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 347 days ago

That’s a beautiful bowl! I don’t turn but I sure admire work like yours. I’m with charlie.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 346 days ago

Great bowl!!!!!!!!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 345 days ago

Ditto’s on all the above comments. Nice job!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 345 days ago

Thanks very much! I’ll leave the circle in.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#6 posted 345 days ago

Very nice turning .
The ring is not distracting ,just adds a nice detail .

-- Kiefer 松

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#7 posted 342 days ago

Good looking bowl, like the shape and wood colors. Well done!

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#8 posted 242 days ago

Its just a belly button…I like it lol

-- we stand behind our work but never under it...(love seeing the look in customers eyes when they hear it)

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