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Third bowls a charm

I seemed to have gotten the hang of a lot of things with this bowl. I am pretty pleased with it. I believe it is maple. I had a post trying to ID it a couple of months ago.

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f26/wood-score-id-help-48288/

I don't think the pictures do it justice and it's soo smooth! Still need to work on my wood signing skills though. Finish is GF Wood Turners Finish.

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Very nice. I absolutely love turning bowls! My favorite part is seeing the character of the wood come out.
Yeah, I may be getting addicted. I have a lot of this wood and can't wait to see how the next one turns out.
 

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Nice bowl-- can't tell it's just the 3rd.
If you feel the vortex pulling a little, don't fight it-- lol,
No Maple around here so mine are from Mesquite, Oak, Pecan, Hackberry, Huisache, and others that grow around here.
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So I attend my local turning club last Saturday and got 2nd place in the beginners category! Here's the picture that they took which is posted on their website. What a difference camera quality and lighting makes.

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Congratulations!

Here's the picture that they took which is posted on their website. What a difference camera quality and lighting makes.
Sufficient light makes a huge difference. Nearly every camera made in the last 10 years has more than enough quality to take a picture good enough to display on a computer monitor.

One other big diiference -- notice what isn't in their picture? Answer: "everything except the bowl!"

You can make a plain gray background very easily, just use a sheet of construction paper bent around in a smooth curve from a wall to a table top. Tape both ends, and set your bowl just far enough back that the front edge doesn't appear in your photo.
 

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Nice job Rob,
glad to hear you have a local club to belong to. Bowls seem like they should be a simple project, but in reality, they are very difficult to turn properly. What I try to shoot for each time is a pleasing shape, and then, try to get a good final cut so I don't have to sand a bunch of tearout, especially on the inside. That's where the difficulty comes in. Keep it up, turn some more,
Mike Hawkins;)
 

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Nice job Rob,
glad to hear you have a local club to belong to. Bowls seem like they should be a simple project, but in reality, they are very difficult to turn properly. What I try to shoot for each time is a pleasing shape, and then, try to get a good final cut so I don't have to sand a bunch of tearout, especially on the inside. That's where the difficulty comes in. Keep it up, turn some more,
Mike Hawkins;)
Mike, trying to achieve the final cut was the most frustrating to me. That's what I'll be focusing on in my next bowls to come.
 
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