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Showcase cover image for Another Natural Edged Bowl From the Flowering Cherry Tree

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The first picture shows the gnarly turmoil of the tree and the others show the turmoil within the grain. This particular piece of wood is what turners dream of. It is sanded to about 1000, oiled with Mahoneys Utility Finish (heated walnut oil) and then buffed and polished using the PSI buffing system. I used the Wood-N-Things goblet buffing system for the inside of the small bowl/dish. Dish measures 5" accross, 2 3/8" high, 2" deep inside. This is the same tree as the one I used for the other posted nautral edged bowl. Comments and questions welcomed.

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Yes, we all want a piece of cherry like that Jim. Nicely done bowl and of course totally unique. My main question is: why you and not me?
 

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I tried to sell this unique piece of wood and no takers. THEIR LOSS. Now it's going to be a lot of bowls from my lathe and chips around my lathe….....To answer your question, right place, right time…...good friends and luck.
 

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A turners dream. Just gorgeous, beautiful.
 

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Thanks for posting the "before" picture. I should get in the habit of doing the same sometime.
-Richard
 

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RichardH - I went to your page and looked at your projects. You make mine look like CHUMP CHANGE. That is some GEORGOUS work. Wana trade some mesquite for some of this cherry?
 

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Thanks Jim, My friends and I are always on the lookout for "found wood" around here. Only a matter of time till we come into some more mesquite then I'll send you a note. My favorite wood to turn by the way is Texas Ebony - it's real hard to come by, but man is it pretty. I'll post some pics soon of a few smaller projects I've done with it.

Cheers, Richard
 

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Fantastic bowl. The contrast between the before and after pics is stunning. Most people only see a "tree" and not what lies beneath the surface. Your turning has brought out the beauty of the wood.

Keep it up.

Scrappy
 
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