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Yeah,I'm with Brink....stop by here anyole time you want,haha.

Duncan,can you describe how you marked the bttm?A rotory tool or hand-done engraving.......is that ink or paint infill?BW
 

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Very cool bowl. I really like the rolled out lip at the top and the coloration. You can see where the pith was and the darker color running through the bowl looks really cool.
 

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Thanks for all the kind comments :smile:

BW -- I cut the rings using the sharp point of a skew chisel, looked around for something to burn those the way Mike Hawkins does his but couldn't find anything. Ended up just leaving them as they were.

The text I burned using a soldering iron, I sharpened the tip to a point (25W, it takes a while to get up to temperature but gets there eventually.) I'm still learning to write holding the handle so far from the tip -- gets a bit shaky, and turning corners isn't easy!
 

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Isn't that sort of unkind that you damaged the wood you borrowed? You should probably compensate them for the loss. :thumbsup:
 

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Great bowl! I think there is a place for sale next to me? I could ask for you. Even being burned without a woodburner, you did a great job. Looks very Irish in the lettering.
 

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Duncan,
nice job on the bowl. Very nice coloring and I also like the lip. If you don't have any formica samples, you can use a dull screwdriver. Hold it there with moderate pressure and it'll eventually get hot and burn the groove. A small screwdriver works better than a big one.
Mike Hawkins;)
 

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Thanks all. I did apologize for damaging their log, gave them the bowl, and split the other half down into kindling for their fireplace ... think they got over the hurt.

... If you don't have any formica samples, you can use a dull screwdriver ...
Thanks for this idea. Today I noticed a strip of formica that was peeling off the side of an old desk at work ... it was a safety hazard so I fixed it :shifty:
 
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