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My last bowl for a while

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Project by jockmike2 posted 2667 days ago 1370 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is made from a walnut crotch, so it was a lot of fun (just kidding) roughing it out on the lathe, it gave the old Delta something to groan about. But happily I got through the knots and ruff spots thinking all the while Franks gonna love this. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -





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Jim Earl

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#1 posted 2667 days ago

very nice mike, what did you use for a finish. very, very nice.

Jim

-- Jim Earl http://www.myspace.com/earle5

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2667 days ago

look at those colours swirling around in the bowl..
Very nice indeed.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 2667 days ago

Jim I used Waterlox(brand) and Polyurethane Wipe On, also (brand name). Very easy finish and it looks very nice, I sand it down to about 220 grit, wipe it off with mineral spirits aka turpentine, then apply 2or 3 coats of waterlox then 3 coats of the wipe on poly. Usually it comes out very nice. mike, Think Frank will like it Deb? With all those knots and rustic things.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 2667 days ago

I love it to!

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2667 days ago

oh yes, Frank will love it. Definitely a piece of natural wood art (with a splash of Mike)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 2667 days ago

Thanks Deb and Dennis you keep me going, somehow. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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scottb

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#7 posted 2667 days ago

love the color and grain!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 2667 days ago

Yea thats what you get in a crotch, so to speak. But thank goodness I’ve got a speed conrol and a band saw and lancelot it helped a lot to make the darn thing round enough to shape. Otherwise it would have blown into a gazillion pieces. thanks, mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#9 posted 2667 days ago

Very good Mike Now on to the Greene and Greene table.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Chip

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#10 posted 2667 days ago

Mike, that is just beautiful. The finish makes it look like fine porcelin. Really, really nice. Now get going on that table before Karson has a nervous breakdown! ;-)

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 2667 days ago

Gorgeous, Mike!

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

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jockmike2

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#12 posted 2667 days ago

Thanks people, very nice comments coming from such good artists as yourselves. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Max

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#13 posted 2667 days ago

Mike,

I really like the way this bowl turned out. No pun intended…. I like the grain in the wood and the finish. Very nice….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Jeff

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#14 posted 2667 days ago

Really nice, Mike. It looks almost ceramic. Nice twist for someone who takes a close look…

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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oscorner

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#15 posted 2667 days ago

You brought a tear to my eye when you said it was the last one…then I noticed that it was just for a while. Mike, you do some of the most beautiful work. I wish I lived closer so you could teach me how to do that. I might have to get some Waterlox and use it with wipe on poly. That’s a great looking finish.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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