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Walnut bowl finished

This is a walnut bowl I finished up today. One is a before and the rest is the after. It's 10x4 with 8 coats of WOP. I've spent 3 days on the finish. The pictures do not show the depth of the gloss. It will be put in a museum display case for everyone to see for decades to come. C&C Welcome
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Very interesting. Im sure the museum will display it with pride.
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Nice bowl Donnie,
I like the sapwood in there. Sets it off nice.
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Purty bowl

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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that is something to be proud of
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nice choice of wood, nicely turned

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That's a bowl with great character -- nice work

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This is a walnut bowl I finished up today. One is a before and the rest is the after. It's 10x4 with 8 coats of WOP. I've spent 3 days on the finish. The pictures do not show the depth of the gloss. It will be put in a museum display case for everyone to see for decades to come. C&C Welcome
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Donny, nice job. I especially appreciated the way you finished the bottom. I was trying to visualize you putting the finishing touches on to the bottom. ( Don,t fail me now method), I need to ask what method did you use to hold the bowl in place to accomplish this task. For me I usually end up using flat plate with rubber bumpers. and or jamb chuck. One thing I learned, as soon as I can, (bumpers) I loosen the jaws, if i didn,t I would get 8 ea dents on the side of the bowl, bummer. Ron Marietta Ga.
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That's a lovely piece but I must admit I'm confused about the "display case" thing. Did you make this with the intent of never using it? Is it intended to be an art piece?
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looks great and is very well finished
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[QUOTE=ronjboucher;254701]Donny, nice job. I especially appreciated the way you finished the bottom. I was trying to visualize you putting the finishing touches on to the bottom. ( Don,t fail me now method), I need to ask what method did you use to hold the bowl in place to accomplish this task. For me I usually end up using flat plate with rubber bumpers. and or jamb chuck. One thing I learned, as soon as I can, (bumpers) I loosen the jaws, if i didn,t I would get 8 ea dents on the side of the bowl, bummer. Ron Marietta Ga.

After finishing the inside and sanding to 600 grit I have several pieces of scrap wood that is put in my chuck. I think the one I used was about 4". I put it in the chuck and add a soft rag to prevent scratches. Bring up the tailstock and turn the rest with friction and slow cuts. Work from the outside inward removing the tennon last. It's fairly simple.
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[QUOTE=frankp;254830]That's a lovely piece but I must admit I'm confused about the "display case" thing. Did you make this with the intent of never using it? Is it intended to be an art piece?

Yes, It was made with the intent of never using it. But since it will be in the museum case for life I wanted it to look good.
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Donny first off great job on the bowl. I love how you utilized the sapwood to center the heartwood. Gives it a great look. I am sure the museum will be proud to display this.

Ok since you asked for c&c, my only criticism and this is a small one and only because I'm slight anal. I prefer to look at the bottom of the bowl and be able to read all the info without having to turn it around. I would prefer to read your signature in the same direction as Walnut and the date. I know, I know I'm nuts. Just what I prefer, Your mileage may vary!

Great job.
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[QUOTE=jdixon;255469]Donny first off great job on the bowl. I love how you utilized the sapwood to center the heartwood. Gives it a great look. I am sure the museum will be proud to display this.

Ok since you asked for c&c, my only criticism and this is a small one and only because I'm slight anal. I prefer to look at the bottom of the bowl and be able to read all the info without having to turn it around. I would prefer to read your signature in the same direction as Walnut and the date. I know, I know I'm nuts. Just what I prefer, Your mileage may vary!

Great job.
John

John, that is a good point. I didn't think of that. It would have looked better if I turned the "Walnut" around. It will probally not be looked at on the bottom much at all since it's in a case. Thanks for pointing that out. I will keep that in mind on future turnings.
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