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Natural edge bowl

This piece started out with the "I wonder if I can do anything with this"
mindset. It's 5"x6" about 2.5" tall finished with Minwax spray lacquer.

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Sorry, I tried to get rid of the second pic, but it just won't go away.

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An Angel wing bowl nice job Tim.



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Nice work. Every time I try for the natural edge, I end up damaging it and cutting it off. I'll get it one day. Obviously, you have mastered it.
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Sorry, I tried to get rid of the second pic, but it just won't go away.
Very nice NE Bowl. The second picture is fine this is woodturning not photography.

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Obviously, you have mastered it.
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Your a funny guy kenbo, I was lucky at best.

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Nice bowl, you did a good job.Can't you edit your post and delete the second picture if you want to? Mitch
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Make sure your gouge is sharp when getting to where your cutting into the bark. Most important thing you need to do when cutting natural edge bowls, so you don't damage the bark is change direction of the way your cutting when you get near the bark. If your cutting up from the bottom of the bowl and getting near the top where the bark is, sharpen your tool and change direction and cut down from the bark a bit. You won't tear the bark as easily. You will learn a lot faster doing it like this. Another trick is to varnis or lacquer the bark and let it dry before cutting.I varnished the bark 3 or 4 times on thick bark and it stuck to the wood better. Good Luck Mitch
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Nice job on the bowl. I'm still iffy on natural edge pieces. I do them and I like them very much but I'm not sure how long the bark will stay on. On thicker pieces I leave the bark on. With thin pieces I often remove the bark by breaking it off, leaving the jagged edge. Then I burn this edge with a propane torch and then rub brown or black shoe polish into it. This is a different look than the natural edge but people seem to like it.
I'll be glad to help you with your photography, just ask. That's what I do all day at work.
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Thanks all.
John, I've wondered about the bark thing, I think I always figured the finish would help hold it together. As far as the photography thing I can use all the help I can get.

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I don't worry too much about overall photo quality. What we need mostly is good clear correctly colored photos. It simply helps us all interpret what you are doing. Mostly it looks like you just need to get closer to fill the frame with the bowl and possibly use a tripod or some sort of way to hold the camera steady for the exposure.
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Good advice Mitch, Thanks.
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