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cherry bowls and maple bowl

I had a good friend name Joe Looper who passed away about 10 years ago. Joe was a very good woodturner and the one who got me into this so deeply. His wife still had some of his roughed out bowls and wanted to know if I would finish them so she could give them to her kids.
Here is the first batch. These are Cherry about 6" across. The other one is Maple burl and is about 4 1/2" across.
I have about 3 or 4 more cherry rough outs and the rest are maple natural edge pieces that I can't put back on the lathe. they will have to be sanded into submission. I believe there are 5 of those. Not looking forward to that task.
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Beautiful pieces, John.

Would you mind sharing your photo box design with us?

If you've already done this on another thread, my apologies.....

Love your work....and all the advice you've given me.

Learning more about tools everyday
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very nice work John
i love the burl
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Very nice work. It's great you are giving life to those bowls again! I'll bet the kids will be thrilled to get them. Good on you.

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Looks to me like the Thompson gouges did a great job. With your help,of course.

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simply beautiful ... I'm sure they will be deeply appreciated

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John, those are some beautiful bowls. i really like the cherry ones, but I absolutely LOVE the maple one. Just gorgeous. i think my favourite thing is that the maple bowl isn't perfect. it has its flaws and that is what makes it appealing to me. Fantastic work my friend, fantastic work.

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Anyone interested in my photo booth send an e-mail to [email protected] I'll send you a document I wrote with photos of the booth.
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Nice work as always John,
nice cause too, makes them that much more special.
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Beautiful, and i agree with mike. the cause makes them that much nicer.

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Beautiful work John, and a nice gesture for your old friend. I am sure he appreciates it. I know I would.
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Really like all four bowls outstanding job.
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