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I turned this bowl from one of the pieces I harvested from a silver maple tree that was cut down in my neighborhood about a year ago. It was a crotch piece so I thought it would be interesting. It had some really interesting grain.

It was my first try turning something so uneven. It was a fun learning experience. I was pretty sad when the bark popped off. That would have been a nice look if it stayed.

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That's a nice piece of wood. I have always heard if the log was cut in the winter the bark will stay on, if cut in the summer it peels off. An old timer told me " the tree will keep it's coat on in the winter and take it off in the summer". It seems to hold true most of the time.
 

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You have a lovely bowl there Sanchez. As you say, turning lumps like that is good fun and the bit sticking out certainly causes you to concentrate!:eek:

What finish did you use? Because it's a lovely satin look.
 
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