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My club had Jimmy Clewes this week. It inspired me to get some of my old blanks finished. I roughed this pecan bowl last year and it turned out ok. It's about 10x4 and I went with a semi-closed rim. I softened the outside edge, and left the inside edge "sharp". Criticisms welcome.
 

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Nicely Done love the rolled edge :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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Nicely done. :thumbsup:
I find that pecan is a finicky wood to work with, seem to get end grain in unexpected places and some tendency to crack on edges. Pretty wood though, and really hard when dry.
Dave H
 

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I love the form. Thats my favorite type of bowl. Looks like a very nice continuous curve and I like the subtle foot. My only criticism would be that I can see some tool marks in the inside "transition area" where you likely had to change gouges to reach the bottom. That area gives me fits too, hard to get a bevel riding cut down there and hard to get the tool rest close enough to use a scraper effectively. That aside, it's a beautiful bowl and one to be proud of.
 

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Yes, those are hard to sand out as well. If I could conquer that technique it would be a game changer. Did get advise from clewes on grinding the heel off of your gouge to reduce these. Practice, practice, practice.
 
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