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I rough turned this bowl back in January, along with two more. I finish turned this one the other day and wanted to try a little carving and texturing, so I carved it on friday and decided to burn the little dots in between. I brought my woodburner in the house and sat in my easy chair while watching the nascar race sunday and burned all the dots, over 30,000 of them. The bowl is 12" x 3 1/2". Fun project. My wife has it filled with mini candy bars already.
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Wow, that really highlights that bowl.

30,000... That's how many per lap???

You must have been in the mini candybars allready.

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dude thats beautiful
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Excellent job!
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WOW,that is just awesome.didn't make any holes in the chair,your legs ,arm,hand,during the race did ya

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WOW,that is just awesome.didn't make any holes in the chair,your legs ,arm,hand,during the race did ya
Nope,
The only crash and burns were on the tv. Pretty good race. Wild ending.
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Very nice!

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Beautiful bowl! What do you use to make the circles on the base and rim?
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That is one of the best I've seen from you Mike, and your work is really great. The finish really gave it a warm look and the accruments you added are phenomenal!
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Very nice bowl. I really like the burning touch you done. It adds alot to the piece.
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Mike you are killing me over here. I am lucky if I can turn a small bowl without getting catch after catch and eventually breaking it. You continually amaze me with your skill and the beauty of your turnings. I can't decide what is stronger, my jealousy or my amazement of your work.

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Ken,
I feel the same way when I look at your scrollings. I like doing the bowls because my wife likes to use them. Right now they are full of either candy or Easter bunnies.

Sprior,
I use the tip of a Sorby beading tool. Looks like the one below. I take a laminate sample and use the corner to burn the groove. They work pretty good. Use could use a skew to make the groove also. The easy beaders make a nice groove without worrying about catching anything.
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DAAAMMMNNN!!! That is absolutely stunning! Mike you keep stepping up the bar. Very nice piece.

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That is excellent work Mike

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That about says it all.
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I feel the same way when I look at your scrollings. I like doing the bowls because my wife likes to use them. Right now they are full of either candy or Easter bunnies.

Sprior,
I use the tip of a Sorby beading tool. Looks like the one below. I take a laminate sample and use the corner to burn the groove. They work pretty good. Use could use a skew to make the groove also. The easy beaders make a nice groove without worrying about catching anything.
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Mike, as everyone else has stated -- this is drop-dead gorgeous.

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The bowl is 12" x 3 1/2".
I'm having trouble figuring out the shape, the pix are telling me several different things and I can't get it unscrambled.

Does the rim (which you decorated beautifully, btw) overhang the walls on the inside? Are the walls uniform thickness from rim to the base?

One last question - what finish did you use? (And did you use oil before the top coat? Okay, that's two final questions )

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Mike,

You exaggerate. I counted the burned holes and there's not a bit over 21,000 of them.

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You exaggerate. I counted the burned holes and there's not a bit over 21,000 of them.

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Mike, as everyone else has stated -- this is drop-dead gorgeous.



I'm having trouble figuring out the shape, the pix are telling me several different things and I can't get it unscrambled.

Does the rim (which you decorated beautifully, btw) overhang the walls on the inside? Are the walls uniform thickness from rim to the base?

The rim does overhang the walls on the inside. If you look at the first pic, The outside of the bowl is turned to finish, the rim is turned with a slight undercut. At this point I keep undercutting the rim so I can end up with thinner walls. I leave the walls on these bowls about a 1/4" thick. The bottom is probably closer to 1/2". These bowls are decent size and with the heavier rim, I don't want a real thin wall. When you pick it up, it feels good weightwise. The walls are uniform from just under the rim to where the bottom flat starts.

One last question - what finish did you use? (And did you use oil before the top coat? Okay, that's two final questions )

For a finish, I put one coat of shellac on it just for the heck of it. Then a few coats of lacquer wiped on. And lastly, I buff about everything on a beale three wheel system on a jet 1 1/2 hp buffer.
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