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After having been shopless for what seemed like forever, it was with a bit of trepidation that I finally approached my lathe after 2 1/2 years.

This project came about on a whim. A woodturning acquaintance needed to cut up some freshly cut cherry logs on my bandsaw and graciously let me take my pick of their resulting blanks. As coincidence would have it, I had just watched a video on turning natural edge bowls a couple of days before and suddenly became inspired to turn one from this sopping wet blank. The end result was two firsts in one - the first thing to come off my lathe in the new shop and my first natural edge bowl. I wish I could say it was a total success however I turned the bowl a bit too thin and it cracked while drying. Nevertheless, I gave it an oil finish and now use it as a candy bowl in my shop. Despite the cracks, I really enjoyed making this piece. It is about 8" in diameter.

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I like the edge. How do you keep the bark from falling off the edge?
 

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I did nothing special to keep the bark on. I've been told that the bark is more resilient if the tree is cut in the winter. This project was done last November.
 

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Very nice, I love natural edged bowls
 

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Gorak - Super nice finished product and a cool photograph too. Enjoyed the post.
 

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Beautiful live edge bowl. Nice photography as well. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Great looking bowl, The wood looks great
 

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Very nice, Great looking bowl
 

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Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum
 
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