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Here are my first two natural edge bowls I finished this past week. The first one I goofed and my gouge caught the edge and busted off 80% of the bark. So I went ahead and finished turning it. I burnt the edge before putting the finish on. The second one has the bark on it. They both turned out pretty well for being the first I have ever attempted. The first one is finished with Miniwax Tung Oil and the second with Waterlox. I still have one more coat to put on them.
 

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Very NICE Bernie :)

Have you every tried to turn IronWood ?, It's great stuff. :) but it's hard to find and when you do it's not cheap, it's one of the woods you ask your mates to go in on 1/2 of it or part(s) of it.. (to share the cost )



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Bernie,

As I already said in my email in so many words..... AWESOME job buddy! Just AWESOME!

But look out...... My new Jet arrived today :D :D :D
 

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Bob N said:
Bernie,

As I already said in my email in so many words..... AWESOME job buddy! Just AWESOME!

But look out...... My new Jet arrived today :D :D :D
WHAT NO PICTURES?????? :'( :'(


Bernie
 

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Bob I have turned several pens out of Desert Ironwood. I have had some beautiful pen blanks. CUrrently have some with alot of the yellow in it. One thing, depending on where it came from, it can smell really bad!!

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Nice looking job. Was holding it after you did the inside any problem?

realy a great looking bowl.
roy
 

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challagan said:
Jet, jet????? You got a Jet what? Inquiring minds want to know! :)

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Calm down Corey ;) It was just another mini for now, but has the VS. Going to keep the little red brother for the Beall buffing system. If I progress well enough with my skills, I will add a 'big boy" later down the road, but for now the mini is all I really need. It took almost 2 moths of soul searching to come to this conclusion and I feel pretty good about it at this time. Time will tell if this will be enough to satisfy the turning appetite :D :p
 

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Sweet and congrats buddy. Those are great lathes! You know that lathe is better than some of the bigger budge lathes when you add the extention to it. I have decided a mini just fits my bill for what I do and when I do decide to upgrade the lathe ( at least 3 years as long as Red is still going) I will go with that new General mini. Sweet lathe! Again, congrats Bob!

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delroy33 said:
Nice looking job. Was holding it after you did the inside any problem?

realy a great looking bowl.
roy
No it really wasn't. When I turned it around to finish the bottom I used a wood jam chuck. Then I took a carving spoon to cut off the knub left by the tailstock. By the way this cut was did while the tailstock was holding the bowl.
 
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