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On the left, my first try with Ambrosia Maple. It is only 4" or so across. I tried for a nice thin side and a more classic bowl shape. It's taking less time for each lather project now.

In the middle; a small Lace wood bowl. Wow, this bowl took a lot of sanding! It kept feeling fuzzy until I got to 1500 grit.

On the right is a small Canary wood bowl that my wife completed last week. I really like the red streaks that look like veins running counter to the grain.

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Wow, Chris, these are beautiful! And, you're making all these on a lathe that cost you $100. That's awesome! You are making some serious sawdust. ;^D
 

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Love the Ambrosia Maple! (And the others too!)
 

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dang these are nice!
Keep them coming.

And what about your sons' projects. Do we get to see them as well?
 

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MsDebbie,

Of course you will get to see them. If I can get pictures before they sell them! ;)
 

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Very nice looking bowls. Keep up the nice work. mike
 

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How did that lacewood turn? I have a hunk of it but havn't done anything with it. Nice bowls!
 

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Nice work Chris. What finish did you use?.
 

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Mot,

Actually it turned fairly well. You do have to be careful of catching the gauge on it; if you do it will take a sizable chunk out. Like I said earlier; the biggest problem was the slightly fuzzy quality of the surface afterwards.

Grumpy,
I have been using Hut High Friction Polish. It says that it is a shellac & wax combination. I am using Walnut oil on the inside of the pieces I am making for kitchen/food use with the Hut polish on the outside.

Oh… and thank you for the compliments!
 

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Very nice collection indeed. Keep them coming, Christmas is next month.
 

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Great looking bowls. Looks like you are enjoying the hobby with your wife - wish I could drag mine into the shop to work with me.
 
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