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Looks good. I just got a bunch of pecan I need to do something with.
 

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First of all. WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS!!!!!!!!!!

That is a beautiful bowl. Great to have you join and display your work here. I look forward to lots more beautiful projects. I love pecan wood too. We get in Arizona.

Cheers, Jim
 

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Indeed- Welcome !!

Very nice piece.
How does one keep the bark intact?
 

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Very well done….I was at a seminar two weekends ago with a big named turner…he turned a simple, but very nice natural edged bowl with the bark perfectly intact and proceeded to take the bark off with his pocket knife as we all cried in the audience….you did an incredible job maintaining and displaying the bark…again…Well done!
Mike
 

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Indeed- Welcome !!

Very nice piece.
How does one keep the bark intact?

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The piece must be turned "green" for the bark to stay on, past that it's just luck that keeps the bark in place. Knowing where your fingers are in relation to the "ghost" edge turning on the lathe helps as well. That can make the bark on the bowl come off in a hurry, as well as the skin on your fingers…
 

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I just got a bunch of pecan and tried to resaw a slice off a slab and it curled up the next day pretty much just like this. Automatic bowl with no work! But a ruined tray bottom.

Yours is much better.
 
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