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Figured!!!! Maple!
THe wife asked this one to be shaped like a pie dish. I don't like the shape, but the wood is beautiful.
Thanks for looking.

This is finished withe the 3rd coat of Tung oil, letting her sit a couple days before I apply the poly. Not sure wether to go gloss or satin.
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Looks great, I would go with a gloss.

P.S... Now she owes you a pie.

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I loves me some pretty wood, and that certainly qualifies!

Well done!

I likes 'em shiney, too...

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Sometimes you just have to do what the wife wants. Looks great, all that figure is very distinct!

I would go with a satin finish, but then I'm not one to like a lot of shine on my stuff.

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I love figured maple, this is beautiful. Can't say whether I'd prefer to go with gloss or satin though, that's a difficult call.

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Great work and that wood is top of the line.Looks great;Mack
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All I can say is WOW!!! That's gorgeous.

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Figured!!!! Maple!
THe wife asked this one to be shaped like a pie dish. I don't like the shape, but the wood is beautiful.
Thanks for looking.

This is finished withe the 3rd coat of Tung oil, letting her sit a couple days before I apply the poly. Not sure wether to go gloss or satin.
Need to find a better way to finish bottom, next time, try using a glued waste block, turn your item vase or bowl, then make a jamb chuck. sever bowl from waste block. Turning around use jamb chuck and rework bottom. No ugly chuck hole too deal with. The difference between amateurs and , is the way the bottom is finished,believe me. Me I use threaded waste blocks, I bought a 1x8 tap from woodcraft, now everything lines up.
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Figured!!!! Maple!
THe wife asked this one to be shaped like a pie dish. I don't like the shape, but the wood is beautiful.
Thanks for looking.

This is finished withe the 3rd coat of Tung oil, letting her sit a couple days before I apply the poly. Not sure wether to go gloss or satin.
Need to find a better way to finish bottom, next time, try using a glued waste block, turn your item vase or bowl, then make a jamb chuck. sever bowl from waste block. Turning around use jamb chuck and rework bottom. No ugly chuck hole too deal with. The difference between amateurs and , is the way the bottom is finished,believe me. Me I use threaded waste blocks, I bought a 1x8 tap from woodcraft, now everything lines up.
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beautiful
now where's the pie
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