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Project by ChrisCrafts posted 04-17-2012 03:42 AM 1820 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just got my latest set of bowls back from the photographer. Made them as donations for my kids school acution & 1 for a friend of the family. Ramping up to finally get my website off the ground.

1) Small English Walnut dish. Bottomless bowl about 6” x 2”

2) Large Cherry Fruit/Salad Bowl. It is 10”x4” with a small base with 2 detailed rings. By far the best bowl I have ever turned.

3) Small Spalted Maple Bowl 6”x3”

4) Large Cherry Fruit/Salad Bowl 12”x3”

-- Chris, Washington The State!

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#1 posted 04-17-2012 03:48 AM

The walnut bowl looks impressive. What a finish! I would imagine they will raise some serious cash!

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#2 posted 04-17-2012 06:47 AM

Walnut bowl is extremely beautiful. I like very much the large bowls. A 12’’ made by me is my dream. I hope not to dream too much :)
You did a great job.

-- Ovidiu from Transylvania

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#3 posted 04-17-2012 11:20 AM

Chris, These are gorgeous bowls! What is your secret finish? My vote is for the Walnut bowl. Oh, your photographer does an excellent job too!

Thanks for sharing…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 04-17-2012 03:10 PM

OMG! These are spectacular!!

Make that four +1’s on the Walnut Bowl.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 04-17-2012 07:45 PM

Beautiful! I am also curious about the finish…

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#6 posted 04-17-2012 07:55 PM

Yep the Walnut came out just amazing. I will be posting some other bowls in the next day or two, but the walnut is by far the best of the bunch. I haven’t decided if I am willing to part with it or not.

The secret of the finish is using Beall Bowl Buffs. I am still working on using them properly, especially on the larger bowls. I still can’t get an even coat of wax applied, but I have only used it on 7 bowls thus far.

I am about to post a blog that will detail how I go about finishing bowls. I am sure it will be informative. I pieced my finishing process together using several sources. I haven’t found a complete set of instructions anywhere. I probably over do it, but I am an extremely harsh critic of my own work.

-- Chris, Washington The State!

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#7 posted 04-17-2012 09:16 PM

Nice work Chris, :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 04-17-2012 10:01 PM

Good job on the bowls, that dark one is spectacular

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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