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This is probably the largest bowl I have turned so far. It is 10" x 4.5" high with a 3/16" wall and made of maple from the 2011 wind storm that took down hundreds of trees around here. I picked up this log from the tree trimmers and had this bowl roughed out to 1" thick for about 6 months. I finished it with 5 coats of clear matte spray and Carnuba wax.

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Jim, that is very nice work. It has a certain elegence to it.
 

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Jim, that is super awesome. Some good Charlie Chips would look yum yum good in there. This bowl would probably hold the whole can. Super nice. Your turnings are incredible!
 

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Good looking bowl Jim ! What a great use of wood blown down in a storm !
 

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Very COOL bowls!!

Thank you.
 

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nice job jim
 

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Nice bowl Jim! It looks bigger than 10" in diameter. Of course there isn't anything to reference it to in the pics. Either way, very nice.
 

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Nice bowl Jim, your getting the walls nice and slim. Great finish.
 

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That sure is one very nice looking bowl Jim. I wonder if non turners looking at it realise just how big a pile of turnings were produced!
 

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Beautiful form,Jim….....!!!
 

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Very nice! Looks like the 6 month drying kept it from checking or warping. Gonna have to increase my patience…
 

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Thank you all for the nice comments. bowls are fun.

G'day, Harry!. I scooped up a lot of shavings from that one. Luckily it was spread out over two set ups!
I burned 110 gal of chips last week after we got our first rain in a couple months. I waited until the yard was really wet and then dumped them in the burn ring and they burned down to nothing.

That bowl will hold a lot of popcorn!!!!!..............Jim
 

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Nice job Jim, I like the concave work around the neck & the complimentary treatment to the inner rim, great looking piece of timber.
Well done Mate
Pete
 

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G'day, Pete. I'm glad you like it. I wanted to make it a bit different than just a straight sided bowl so I added the concave outside and just followed the thickness around it on the inside. I'm always "outside the box" so that is why I did it!! Cheers, jim
 

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Jim, As always you hit the mark once again!! I really like the shape of this bowl.

Thanks for sharing!!
 

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Jim, that bowl turned out nice. I really like the job you did.
 

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Nice turning Jim.
 

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A stately piece

Something I want to replicate
 
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