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Couple of new bowls

Here some pics of a couple of bowls I turned in the last few days. The first is ambrosia maple, about 10" x 4". The walls are 3/16". The second is cherry, 8" x 3". I put a lip on top with an undercut just to be different. Then I carved some small lines in it just to try and get used to using my couple of carving tools. The walls on it are 1/8".
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Great bowls

very nice bowls. Are you turning these from dry blanks or were they pre- turned and left to dry? thanks for any information on blanks
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Nice work as usual. I really like the ambrosia maple bowl.

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beautiful work

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Both of these were dry. The ambrosia maple I had sitting around since 2007. The cherry was a piece I won at our wood raffle during our turning club meeting. It was dry as a bone. Even some of the blanks I have had sitting for a few years sometimes aren't fully dry. Most of them come coated in wax. The wax really slows the process down. When I get one of these, I rough turn it and put it in a papper shopping bag for a few months, then finish it.
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very nice bowls. Are you turning these from dry blanks or were they pre- turned and left to dry? thanks for any information on blanks
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Very sweet.
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Great looking bowls Mike.

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Those are gorgeous Mike. An undercut like that has been on my list for a while now. Maybe when I get out of my square mood.

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Great looking bowls Mike. That ambrosia maple would make some great looking game call wood.
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Those are nice!
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beautiful bowls, beautiful finish

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I get most of my ambrosia maple from Gary at NCWOOD, on ebay. His wood always has a lot of figure to it. He's also a great guy to deal with. Never been disappointed with anything I have gotten from him.
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Great looking bowls Mike. That ambrosia maple would make some great looking game call wood.
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Once again, you have produced some great looking bowls Mike. Nice work. I especially like the detail on the bottom of the maple bowl. Looks like you're going to have to start in on a bowl turning tutorial.
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Couple of new bowls

BEAUTIFULL work Mike.

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I'll keep that in mind Ken. Although there's a lot more variables when turning a bowl as opposed to a peppermill or tool handle. Next time I go to turn one, I'll try and remember to take the camera out with me.
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Sounds good to me. Just thowing the idea out there.

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