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I made this one out of Bloodwood and Maple as an accent.I was gonna put one more ring on it made of bloodwood but ran out of that type wood lol!The light colored pieces are cause of the flash,it all looks the same.As you can see I make em a little on the thick side,for home defense lol!I guess its my lack of faith in glue.Industrial strength all the way.Itchy
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Really nice! I like the alternating pattern and color near the top lip of the bowl. Gives it a decorative flair.

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Very cool looking Itchy. Now let's see you start paring down that wall thickness. Take your time and light cuts.
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Good looking work, Itchy!

Nothing wrong with a thick bowl in my book. Wouldn't want the chili to burn through the sides.

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Wow, Gary, you're really getting into the turning thing. You'll get comfortable with thinner walls as you get more used to doing it, but as always I caution against every going as thin as a single-wood bowl can be because of the risk of stress separations. I've never experienced glue failure (except once when I stupidly overtightened the clamps and forced almost all of the glue out of the joints) but I've had a TON of stress separations when I try to go too thin on laminated bowls.

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Looking great Gary. You're really getting the hang of this. I agree with Mike, now that you're getting the hang of it, try some thinner walled bowls. How about taking some photos and making a little tutorial of your glue ups and the bowl making process. Nice work.
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Kenbo take a look at Paul's bowls,they are really good!,then you will see who should give tutorials!I don't know how he makes them that way.Thanks for all the words of encouragement from all ya's,Itchy

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Very nice bowl. I love the choice of woods and design. Don't worry about thickness. Make a bowl as thick as it needs to be. That might be really thin or it might be really thick. Just do what you want. Thin bowls only impress other turners. They don't necessarily sell any better or for more money. At least not around here.
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John,I used the method you told me about.As far as just using titebond II to glue the wasteblock to the bottom of the bowl with a piece of brown paper bag sandwiched in between.When I was done turning I just tapped it with a putty knife where the paper was and it seperated.Cool as hell Thanks.Itchy

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