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couple of recent turnings

Here's a couple of projects I did the last couple of days. The peppermill is from a blank of ambrosia maple. Pretty nice grain to it.

The bowl was kind of an experiment in square edged designs. We had a pro turner at our club meeting this weekend, Jamie Donaldson. He likes making the square stuff. When I was making this, I was trying my darndest to remember what he did and what order he did it in. It didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. I didn't intend for the wings to be as high up as they are.

I wouldn't recommend this type of bowl for someone who doesn't feel comfortable yet turning regular bowls. Those corner act like a propeller, and can really turn your knuckles bloody in an instant, so I have heard. You have to be real careful of where your tool tip is at all times, and especially careful when sanding.
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Really nice stuff Mike. Nicely chosen use of the Ambrosia maple. Even if the wings came out higher than you wanted, that's a nice bowl.

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Couple of recent turnings

WOW Mike,those are beautifull pieces

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Really nice pieces Mike. That bowl has all kinds of stuff going on. I have been trying my hand at winged bowls and it sound like the lathe is getting ready to take off on you.

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Mike I love that bowl. I don't think I have ever seen that style before.

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Mike, those pieces are great and once again you have left me in awe!!!!
I can't even imagine the day that my work will come out as nice as the turnings that you post here. So far, the majority of mine have been mediocre at best. I'm sure that you had the mediocre days in the beginning as well, but I have to tell you, that I can't wait to get to your level.
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Thanks guys.
It really helps belonging to a turning club. I have seen a lot of tremendous work up close by some of our members, along with a lot of good demos. I try to pick up a couple of tips each meeting and try them out when I get home.
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Fantastic work Mike. The peppermill is great as usual but I think you may have stepped your game up a little with the winged bowl. That is really nice. Keep up the great work.

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Awesome work Mike, like your style on your pepper mils, but that bowl is just bad to the bone. Very cool style and the finish is great. what finish did you use?

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Great work Mike, beautiful stuff.
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Thanks again,
Jeff,
I put 4 or 5 coats of lacquer on it. Then I buffed it on the beale 3 wheel system. It feels real slick. The whole piece feels good when you pick it up. The walls are an 1/8" thick with the bottom a little thicker.
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Beautiful work.
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