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borrowed from a neighbor

Yesterday I borrowed a piece of wood from a neighbor's woodpile -- today I gave them back this little "thank you".
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Very nice. That's definitely a way to get some free wood. Bribe the people who have it. Nice work.

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Very nice, feel free to stop by my wood pile :)
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Yeah,I'm with Brink....stop by here anyole time you want,haha.

Duncan,can you describe how you marked the bttm?A rotory tool or hand-done engraving.......is that ink or paint infill?BW

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Very cool bowl. I really like the rolled out lip at the top and the coloration. You can see where the pith was and the darker color running through the bowl looks really cool.
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great bowl, help you self to my wood pile.
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Thanks for all the kind comments

BW -- I cut the rings using the sharp point of a skew chisel, looked around for something to burn those the way Mike Hawkins does his but couldn't find anything. Ended up just leaving them as they were.

The text I burned using a soldering iron, I sharpened the tip to a point (25W, it takes a while to get up to temperature but gets there eventually.) I'm still learning to write holding the handle so far from the tip -- gets a bit shaky, and turning corners isn't easy!

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Isn't that sort of unkind that you damaged the wood you borrowed? You should probably compensate them for the loss.

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Great bowl! I think there is a place for sale next to me? I could ask for you. Even being burned without a woodburner, you did a great job. Looks very Irish in the lettering.
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Duncan,
nice job on the bowl. Very nice coloring and I also like the lip. If you don't have any formica samples, you can use a dull screwdriver. Hold it there with moderate pressure and it'll eventually get hot and burn the groove. A small screwdriver works better than a big one.
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Thanks all. I did apologize for damaging their log, gave them the bowl, and split the other half down into kindling for their fireplace ... think they got over the hurt.

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... If you don't have any formica samples, you can use a dull screwdriver ...
Thanks for this idea. Today I noticed a strip of formica that was peeling off the side of an old desk at work ... it was a safety hazard so I fixed it

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